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Latest publications in Freshwater & Marine

Bathing Water Quality in Ireland

A report for the year 2020

This EPA Bathing Water report sets out bathing water quality at Ireland's beaches for the summer 2020 bathing water season.

Latest News and Press Releases

in: Freshwater and Marine
Bathing water quality continues to improve but pollution incidents affect some beaches

Date released: May 12, 2021

The EPA has today published the Bathing Water in Ireland report for 2020 which sets out the quality of bathing water at our beaches.

Ireland’s Water Quality Needs to be Better Protected

Date released: December 14, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the Water Quality Indicators Report 2019 which provides an assessment on Ireland’s surface water and groundwater quality.

EPA report shows on-going improvement in bathing water quality.Three new bathing waters classified as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ in latest assessment

Date released: May 26, 2020

The EPA has today published the Bathing Water in Ireland report for 2019 which sets out the quality of bathing water at our beaches. Overall, bathing water quality improved across the country in 2019, although quality did decline at some locations.