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EPA welcomes new septic tank grant scheme as over 50% of systems fail inspection There are an estimated half a million septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems in Ireland. Half of the 1,160 septic tank systems inspected in 2019 failed. Householders with private wells are particularly vulnerable to pollution from faulty septic […]
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EU takes Ireland to court over wildlife habitats neglect. Hundreds of sensitive wildlife habitats have been neglected through Ireland’s failure to apply conservation measures, the European Court of Justice has been told. The European Commission has referred Ireland to the court after running out of patience waiting for action to safeguard the 423 sites. Almost […]
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GWFlood is a groundwater flood monitoring and mapping programme aimed at addressing the knowledge gaps surrounding groundwater flooding in Ireland. The programme was initiated in response to the unprecedented groundwater floods of Winter 2015/2016 and is a collaborative effort combining the karst groundwater expertise of Geological Survey Ireland and Trinity College
Business Environment Feature News
Opportunity for Businesses and Innovators in Fingal to apply for the 2020 Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy Fingal County Council supports the call for applications for the 2020 Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and
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With limited travel available to people this weekend, many of our country’s beautiful beaches will see heavy use as the fine weather continues. However, there remains a serious lack of understanding on the impact casual littering has on this environment by those who use our beaches. A quick search of ‘beach litter ireland’ on Twitter […]
Business Environment Feature
Call for sustainable energy champions in community, business, research and public sector to enter The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has launched its annual SEAI Energy Awards and is calling on climate action champions to showcase their achievements. Now in their 17th year, the SEAI Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in sustainable energy in
Environment Feature News
The PURE project – Protecting Upland and Rural Environments (PURE) – is a regional partnership initiative which aims to combat illegal dumping and fly tipping in the Wicklow/ Dublin region. It is gets support and co-ordination of resources from all stakeholders who are affected by illegal dumping in the Wicklow/Dublin uplands. The project has a […]
Environment Feature
The BRIDE Project (Biodiversity Regeneration In a Dairying Environment) is an innovative agri-environment project based in the River Bride catchment of north-east County Cork and west Waterford, Ireland. The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine through the European Innovation
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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) have announced €1M in Government funding towards innovative research projects targeting geothermal energy. The three projects were awarded funding under the 2019 SEAI National Energy Research, Development and Demonstration Funding Programme, with strategic co-funding support from GSI.
Environment News
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today published its Energy- Related CO2 Emissions in Ireland report. The report shows that energy-related CO2 emissions declined slightly in 2018, even as energy use increased. This was due to changes in the mix of fuels used, particularly for electricity generation, where more renewable energy and less coal […]
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Local Enterprise Week 2020 has been launched by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Cork City. This year the schedule is packed with events from a walking networking session on South Mall to a food event on sustainability. Local Enterprise Week 2020 will take place from Monday 2nd March to Friday 6th March, 2020. All of […]