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Emissions monitoring conference topics announced

The first day of the AQE 2017 conference will address the monitoring of difficult gases and dust components in industrial emissions, with presentations from an international panel of experts. AQE 2017 will take pace in Telford (UK) on 24th and 25th May and registration is now available at www.AQEshow.com.

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New anti-dumping initiative

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., has launched a new anti-dumping initiative to support the clean-up of dumping black-spots and to target those who engage in this illegal practice.

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Quality of Private Water Supplies in Ireland 
Over ninety private water supplies, affecting over 5,400 people, were found to be on boil water notices, says EPA

    •    One fifth of the population, mostly in rural areas, get their drinking water from private water supplies. The remainder of the population are supplied by public water supplies which are the responsibility of Irish Water.
    •    Boil water notices were imposed on 94 private water supplies during the 2015 reporting period, affecting a population of over 5,400. This compares to a total population of 3,770 with boil water notices in public water supplies today.

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New €2m fund to boost community projects around the country - Minister Catherine Byrne launches Communities Facilities Scheme

Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy announced the launch of the new €2m Communities Facilities Scheme, which will be a welcome boost for community groups across Ireland.

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Public Consultation on the National Clean Air Strategy

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is developing a national Clean Air Strategy with the aim of promoting clean air policies to enhance and protect the quality of the air we breathe. The Clean Air Strategy will provide the strategic policy framework necessary to identify and promote the integrated measures across government policy that are required to reduce air pollution and promote cleaner air while delivering on wider national objectives.

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