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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
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.

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.