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2018 Bathing Water Quality Infographic

This infographic summarises the key points of the EPA's 2018 Bathing Water Quality Report.

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2018 Bathing Water Quality Report

The EPA 2018 Bathing Water Report shows there have been improvements in our bathing waters. 94% of bathing waters are meeting at least their minimum criteria for bathing water quality.

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EcoJel Jellyfish ID Card

A Jellyfish ID Card was produced by the EcoJel project to identify and manage the threats and opportunities presented by the predicted increase in jellyfish blooms in the Irish Sea, expected to occur as a result of climate change.

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Public advice on identifying new bathing waters

The purpose of this document is to provide advice to members of the public on the type and quality of information likely to be required to support submissions for new bathing waters in order that they may be considered by local authorities for inclusion in national monitoring programs.

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Framework to assist local authorities to assess new bathing water submissions

This document presents a framework to assist local authorities in their assessment of submissions for the identification of new bathing waters in accordance with the requirements of the Bathing Water Regulations (SI No. 79 of 2008) which transpose Directive 2006/7/EC.

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The quality of bathing water in Ireland 2017

This report presents the fourth assessment of Ireland’s 142 bathing waters identified under the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 and is based on the results of monitoring covering the period 2014 to 2017. It also provides information on water quality at other locations where bathing activities occur and the water quality monitoring is undertaken by local authorities as a public health measure.

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The quality of bathing water in Ireland 2016

The quality of Ireland’s bathing waters remains very high with 93% of identified bathing waters (130 of 140) meeting the minimum EU standards for ‘Sufficient’ water quality over the four year assessment period 2013-2016. Full details can be viewed in the downloaded report.

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The quality of bathing water in Ireland 2015

The quality of Ireland’s bathing waters remains very high with just over 93% of identified bathing waters (128 of 137) meeting the minimum EU standards for ‘Sufficient’ water quality over the 4 year assessment period 2012-2015. Full details can be view in the downloaded report.

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The quality of bathing water in Ireland 2014

Overall the quality of Ireland’s bathing water quality remains extremely high, with 94% of bathing waters complying with new stricter EU standards and achieving at least ‘Sufficient’ water quality status in 2014. Assessment was undertaken using 4 years of data (2011-2014) as opposed to annual data previously. Around 90% of other monitored waters also met the standards for at least ‘Good’ quality.

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