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Irish agriculture's 'green' reputation not supported by evidence – EPA chief

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Laura Burke, director general of the EPA, at the EPA offices in Clonskeagh Photo: Frank McGrath

Laura Burke, director general of the EPA, at the EPA offices in Clonskeagh Photo: Frank McGrath

Laura Burke, director general of the EPA, at the EPA offices in Clonskeagh Photo: Frank McGrath

Irish farming's 'green' reputation is not supported by evidence, the EPA director Laura Burke has told the Department of Agriculture.

In her hardest-hitting comments to date on the sector’s environmental performance, she said agricultural practices are identified in EPA reports as being one of the main pressures responsible for the decline in water quality nationally.


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