Urban Wastewater action taken against Ireland

The European Commission has indicated that it will take action against Ireland in relation to urban wastewater. While the Green Party is concerned by the threat of fines being levied against Ireland, the Party believes that the decision will spur the Government to rectify failures and to meet obligations outlined in the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.

Ireland's failure to invest in wastewater treatment is harming the environment, fundementally undermies the quality of life people in the effected areas and damages Ireland's international reputation.