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Significant number of farmers deemed ineligible for GLAS payment

May 22nd, 2018 The government has started to process balancing payments under an agri-environment scheme to farmers, however, many participants have been deemed ineligible for payments. The balancing payments represent 15 per cent of the 2017 year payment to farmers in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment …

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New study examines exposure of Irish adults to glyphosate

May 22nd, 2018 The Irish adult population is subject to low non-occupational exposure of glyphosate, a novel study from NUI Galway has found. The results of the first Irish study on exposure to glyphosate, an active ingredient in chemical pesticides used to control weeds, are …

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Bathing water quality poor at five popular Dublin beaches

May 16th, 2018 Irish swimmers are being urged to avoid swimming at five Dublin beaches this summer as they fail to meet minimum EU bathing water quality standards. As temperatures increase and bathing season approaches, seven beaches in the country have failed to meet minimum …