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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 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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European bathing water quality in 2016

To help citizens make informed choices, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission publish the annual European bathing water quality report. The information contained in this edition - which covers bathing water quality in 2016 in the EU Member States, Albania and Switzerland - indicates where good quality bathing water is likely to be found in 2017.

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European bathing water quality in 2015

To help citizens make informed choices, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission publish the annual European bathing water quality report. The information contained in this edition - which covers bathing water quality in 2015 in the EU Member States, Albania and Switzerland - indicates where good quality bathing water is likely to be found in 2016.

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European bathing water quality in 2014

The report assesses bathing water quality in 2014, indicating where the quality of bathing water is expected to be good in 2015. The report was compiled using information from more than 21 000 bathing waters in the 28 EU Member States. The report also covers bathing waters in Albania and Switzerland. The report is a joint production of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission.

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