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Research 237: Integrated Indicators for Ireland: Adjusting Economic Progress for Environmental and Social Sustainability (I3: AEPESS)

Authors: Eleanor Doyle and Mauricio Perez-Alaniz, January 2018

Year: 2018

Decoupling economic growth from environmental quality is an imperative for Ireland, as with other modern developed economies. Not only has economic growth been linked with environmental sustainability impacts, but more recently social sustainability has also been highlighted in terms of its relationship to, and impacts from, the economy.

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Research 239: Valuing Ireland’s Coastal, Marine and Estuarine Ecosystem Services

Authors: Daniel Norton, Stephen Hynes and John Boyd, January 2018

Year: 2018

This technical report demonstrates the data sources and methods that can be used to estimate the value of a number of coastal and marine ecosystem service benefits.

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Research 227: GHG Fluxes from Terrestrial Ecosystems in Ireland

Authors: Gerard Kiely, Paul Leahy, Ciaran Lewis, Matteo Sottocornola, Anna Laine and Ann-Kristin Koehler, January 2018

Year: 2018

Irish grazed grasslands are a sink for carbon dioxide and a source for methane and nitrous oxide. Irish forests and pristine peatlands are sinks for carbon; however degraded peatlands are sources for carbon.

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Research 228: PeatGHG - Survey of GHG Emission and Sink Potential of Blanket Peatlands

Authors: Gerard Kiely, Paul Leahy, Philip McVeigh, Ciaran Lewis, Matteo Sottocornola, Anna Laine and Ann-Kristin Koehler, January 2018

Year: 2018

Pristine peatlands are mostly sinks for carbon, while harvested or cut-away peatlands are sources of carbon. The principal pressures on Irish peatlands are associated with anthropogenic activities over the past few hundred years.

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Research 235: Current Status and Potential Role of Eco-labels in Informing Environmentally Friendly Purchases and Behaviours

Authors: William Brazil, Brian Caulfield, December 2017

Year: 2017

Eco-labels are a widely used means of providing consumers with information regarding the environmental and energy impacts associated with various products and services. Given the opportunity that such labels represent, and the resources devoted to creating them, there is a need to ensure that they are effectively communicating the relevant information to the general public.

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Research 234 - One-step Drinking Water Treatment Using Filtration and Nanostructured Composites

Authors: Anne Morrissey, Declan McGlade, Kieran Nolan, Brid Quilty and Jenny Lawler, December 2017

Year: 2017

This report provides a summary of the findings of the research on the design, development and testing of a novel drinking water treatment system using a combination of filtration and nanostructured composites for the removal of inorganic, organic and microbiological contaminants from water.

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Research 232: Demand for Water-Based Leisure Activity: the Benefits of Good Water Quality

Authors: John Curtis and Stephen Hynes, November 2017

Year: 2017

The objective of this research was to determine how water-based recreational activities in Ireland are affected by differences in water quality across recreational sites.

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Research 231: Assessment of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) and Ptaquiloside in Irish Waters

Authors: Connie O’Driscoll, Liwen Xiao, Xinmin Zhan, Bruce Misstear and Francesco Pilla, November 2017

Year: 2017

Ireland has an unacceptably high number of drinking water supplies that exceed the parametric value of 100 μg L-1 for total trihalomethanes (THMs) and has been reporting the highest non-compliance with respect to total THMs in drinking water across the 27 EU Member States.

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Research 230: Sediment Flux – Measurement, Impacts, Mitigation and Implications for River Management in Ireland

Authors: Michael Bruen, Anna Rymszewicz, John O’Sullivan, Jonathan Turner, Damian Lawler, Elizabeth Conroy and Mary Kelly-Quinn, November 2017

Year: 2017

The SILTFLUX project addressed three major objectives related to sediment pollution in rivers.

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Research 229: Developing the Concept of Catchment Services for Progress Towards Integrated Water Management (Extra TIMe)

Authors: Alec Rolston, Eleanor Jennings, Suzanne Linnane and David Getty, November 2017

Year: 2017

The benefits and disservices received by people and ecosystems within catchments are called catchment services and disservices. Their delivery can be influenced by multiple factors including climate, legislative/policy and social (demographic) change.

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Key Waste Policy Issues in Eight Selected EU Countries

Annex to Review of Current Priorities and Emerging Issues in European Waste Policy, October 2017

Year: 2017

Annex to the Report: Review of Current Priorities and Emerging Issues in European Waste Policy

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A Review of Current Priorities and Emerging Issues in European Waste Policy

Year: 2017

This report sets out to assess key current issues, and important emerging issues, in the waste policy arena in the European Commission, and in selected Member States.

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Research 225: SoilC - Feasibility of Grassland Soil Carbon Survey

Authors: Gerard Kiely, Paul Leahy, Ciaran Lewis, Xianli Xu and Matteo Sottocornola, October 2017

Year: 2017

Research 225 on SoilC - Feasibility of Grassland Soil Carbon Survey

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Research 226: An Investigation into Air Purification of Malodorous Methyl Mercaptan by Photocatalysis and Adsorption

Authors: Donal Keane, Suresh Pillai, Lorraine Gibson, Justin Holmes and Michael Morris, September 2017

Year: 2017

EPA Research Report 226 on An Investigation into Air Purification of Malodorous Methyl Mercaptan by Photocatalysis and Adsorption

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Research 224: Integrated Modelling Project Ireland

Author: J. Andrew Kelly, September 2017

Year: 2017

Research 224 on Integrated Modelling Project Ireland

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Research 223: A Summary of the State of Knowledge on Climate Change Impacts for Ireland

Authors: Margaret Desmond, Phillip O’Brien and Frank McGovern, September 2017

Year: 2017

Research 223: A Summary of the State of Knowledge on Climate Change Impacts for Ireland

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Research 221: 21st Century Deforestation in Ireland

Authors: John Devaney, John Redmond, Brian Barrett, Grace Cott and John O’Halloran, September 2017

Year: 2017

Research 221 on 21st Century Deforestation in Ireland

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Best Practices from the European Implementation Reviews of Environmental Law in the EU-28 Countries

A report commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency Research Programme, September 2017

Year: 2017

Best Practices from the European Implementation Reviews of Environmental Law in the EU-28 Countries

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Research 220: Financial Incentives to Promote Citizen Investment in Low-carbon and Resource-efficient Assets

Authors: Celine McInerney and Joseph Curtin, August 2017

Year: 2017

Research Report 220 on Financial Incentives to Promote Citizen Investment in Low-carbon and Resource-efficient Assets

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Research 222: The Development of an Irish Climate Information Platform (ICIP) – Phase 2

Authors: Barry O’Dwyer and Jeremy Gault, August 2017

Year: 2017

Research Report 222 on The Development of an Irish Climate Information Platform (ICIP) – Phase 2

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