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Lakes

Learn more about the lakes monitoring programme of the EPA.

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Estuaries and coastal waters

Learn more about the marine monitoring programme of the EPA.

Estuaries and coastal waters

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Catchment science and management

The EPA Water Programme works with others so we have the best understanding of the health of our waters.

Latest publications in Freshwater & Marine

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Water Quality in 2020

An Indicators Report

This report provides an update on the quality of water in Ireland's rivers, lakes, transitional and coastal waters and groundwater using information collected in 2020.

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Bathing Water Quality in Ireland 2020

A report for the year 2020

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

Latest News and Press Releases

in: Freshwater and Marine
78% of Ireland’s bathing sites have excellent water quality

Date released: May 12, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the Bathing Water in Ireland report for 2021, which shows that 78 per cent of bathing sites have excellent water quality, while 97 per cent meet the minimum standard.

Urgent action needed to curb nitrogen pollution in Ireland’s waters, says EPA

Date released: July 14, 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the Water Quality in 2020: An Indicators Report which provides an assessment of the quality of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, estuaries and groundwaters.

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.