Nitrate Directives Article 10 Report for Ireland for the Period 2016-2019

Council Directive of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (91/676/EEC), December 2020

Year: 2020

This report provides the information from Ireland to the European Commission, as required under Article 10 of the Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC), with respect to the seventh reporting period (2016-2019). The report comprises: a description, with maps, of the evolution of water quality in groundwater and surface waters; a statement on the adoption of a Whole Territory Approach with respect to the designation of nitrate vulnerable zones; a summary of agricultural activities and an account of the implementation of the agricultural Code of Good Practice and a summary of the principal measures and an evaluation of the National Action Programme for limiting nitrate inputs from agricultural sources.

Noise and health factsheet

Year: 2020

A factsheet outlining issues around environmental noise

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Ireland's Environment 2020 - An Assessment - Report

Year: 2020

Ireland's Environment 2020 provides an update on the environmental challenges that we face both nationally and globally. The report adds to a range of thematic and research reports available from the EPA that cover many of the issues reported on in more detail.