'Dropped dramatically,' shocking statistic about number of pristine rivers in Ireland

This is alarming!

Darren Hassett

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Darren Hassett

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darren.hassett@iconicnews.ie

Kilkenny Kilkenny Kilkenny

This is very worrying!

The number of pristine river sites in Ireland has dropped dramatically, the Department of Planning, Housing and Local Government has said. 

In 1987-90, there were about 500.

Today there are only 20.

How can we protect and improve the quality of our rivers?

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