Pollution

Predicted weather patterns indicate further water pollution from agriculture

Predicted weather patterns indicate further water pollution from agriculture

A study of river water quality during one of the UK’s wettest ever winters shows a massive increase in agricultural...

February 4, 2022

New air quality alert system launched for NI

New air quality alert system launched for NI

Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots has announced changes to his department’s High Air Pollution Alert Protocol to improve public...

October 6, 2021

FUW welcomes decision to review pollution regulations

FUW welcomes decision to review pollution regulations

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has welcomed the decision of the Senedd to review the current Control of Agricultural...

June 14, 2021

Farmer fined in court over silage effluent pollution

Farmer fined in court over silage effluent pollution

A farmer that pleaded guilty to allowing a polluting discharge from his farm to enter a waterway in the Cloughmills...

February 26, 2020

Farmer fined for effluent pollution of waterway

Farmer fined for effluent pollution of waterway

A farmer has been fined for allowing farm effluent to enter a waterway causing local pollution, according to the Department...

August 16, 2019

LacPatrick Dairies fined for pollution

LacPatrick Dairies fined for pollution

LacPatrick Dairies’ Northern Ireland arm was today fined £5,000 at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court after it pleaded guilty to releasing polluting...

May 4, 2018

Dairy farmer fined for waterway pollution

Dairy farmer fined for waterway pollution

A Co. Tyrone farmer has been fined for polluting a waterway in Northern Ireland, according to the Department of Agriculture,...

August 31, 2017

Farmer fined for water pollution in Armagh

Farmer fined for water pollution in Armagh

A farmer was fined for causing pollution to a river in Co. Armagh earlier today, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of...

August 21, 2017

Construction company fined for waterway pollution

Construction company fined for waterway pollution

A Northern Irish construction firm was fined for causing pollution to a waterway in Co. Derry this week, according to the...

August 8, 2017

Two farmers fined for polluting waterways

Two farmers fined for polluting waterways

Two farmers in Northern Ireland have been fined for polluting waterways, according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural...

July 7, 2017

Farmers fined in connection with fish kill incident

Farmers fined in connection with fish kill incident

Two farmers from Co. Fermanagh have been fined recently at Omagh Magistrates’ Court, in connection with a fish kill incident....

June 12, 2017

Farmer and haulier convicted and fined on animal welfare charge

Farmer and haulier convicted and fined on animal welfare charge

A farmer and a haulier were recently convicted at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on a charge connected with the transportation of an...

January 25, 2017

Farmer in the North fined for polluting waterway causing serious fish kill

Farmer in the North fined for polluting waterway causing serious fish kill

A farmer in Northern Ireland has been fined £650 (€750) and a £15 (€17) offender levy for causing polluting discharge to...

January 12, 2017

Northern Irish farmer fined for allowing silage effluent to enter waterway

Northern Irish farmer fined for allowing silage effluent to enter waterway

A farmer in Northern Ireland has been fined for polluting a waterway with silage effluent. William Steele from Liswatty Road,...

December 2, 2016

Co Armagh farmer fined £1,000 for ‘grossly’ polluting waterway

Co Armagh farmer fined £1,000 for ‘grossly’ polluting waterway

A Co. Armagh farmer has been fined £1,000 for water pollution offences after it was found that a waterway was...

August 16, 2016

Silage effluent suspected of causing a major fish kill in Northern Ireland

Silage effluent suspected of causing a major fish kill in Northern Ireland

Silage effluent is the suspected cause of more than 1,000 fish dying in a river near Claudy, Co. Derry, according...

August 4, 2016

Two of the most potentially toxic pollution sources on farms this summer

Two of the most potentially toxic pollution sources on farms this summer

Farmers are being advised to be conscious that some of the worst waterways pollution happens over the summer months. Alan...

July 2, 2016