Uisce Éireann blames planning for three Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of raw sewage discharge

Uisce Éireann has committed to completely eliminating any raw sewage discharges in the majority of the 26 towns and villages that have no treatment service by 2025

Niall Gleeson said that the body has “made huge improvements and those improvements are acknowledged in the EPA’s report”

Uisce Éireann executives have blamed the planning system for impacting their ability to address the large discharges of waste water into Irish waters.

The Department of Housing’s most senior civil servant has also said that the rate of progress by the state on waste water treatment projects has been slowed by the inflationary environment and issues sourcing materials.

A new report today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revealed that three Olympic-size swimming pools ...