Aurivo Ballaghaderreen

Dairy ingredients plant

Receiving water name and code: Lung_050 (IE_SH_26L030400)

Drinking water river (IEPA1_SH_26L030400) which is located approximately 4.5 km downstream of the installation’s discharge point.


Lough Gara (IEPA1_SH_26_728) is a drinking water lake, which is located approximately 4.96 km downstream of the installation’s discharge point.

Final effluent from the WWTP on site discharges to the river Lung via an Irish Water pipeline.

Cooling water is abstracted from the River Lung and is discharged back to the river downstream along with condensate from the evaporators and dryers. The cooling water discharges a thermal load to the River Lung.

The licensee was prosecuted and convicted under the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 as amended on 12 April 2019 for two offences: permitting a specified emission from the installation which exceeded the emission limit values set out in the licence relating to emissions to water and failure during the incident to isolate the source of the emission to identify and execute measures to minimise the emissions/malfunction and the effects thereof, within the period commencing on 3rd March 2018 and 7 March 2018.

In accordance with the European Union (Water Policy) (Abstractions Registration) Regulations 2018 the licensee has registered (R00103-01) this river water abstraction as they abstract 25 cubic meters (25,000 litres) of water or more each day.

ELRA, CRAMP and FP are not required by EPA

https://www.farmersjournal.ie/2-000l-of-milk-overflows-at-aurivo-plant-695941

Cattle Herd Size, by County

Source: Central Statistics Office Source: AIM (Animal Identification and Movement) managed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine 

April 21st 2022

Values marked with .. are confidential

These figures refer to the time period June 1st 2021

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Allow Priority Area for Action Desktop Report

August 2018

LAWPRO

The Allow is part of the Munster Blackwater SAC which contains Otter, Salmon, Shad, Lamprey and Freshwater Pearl Mussel among others.

The RaptorLife project and IRD Duhallow are active in area with the possibility of ongoing agri-environment projects.

The main risk of diffuse pollution is likely to be phosphate via overland flow as well as sedimentation from modified channels and drainage

Failing to meet protected area objectives for Freshwater Pearl Mussel (19 of 27 catchments of S.I. 296 2009)

Kanturk WWTP

North Cork Creameries Co-operative (Section 4 site) – licensed industry with chemistry indicating elevated levels of phosphate and ammonia

EPA file for North Cork Creameries Co-operative is here

https://epawebapp.epa.ie/licences/lic_eDMS/rss/P1051-01.xml

https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/news/courts/north-cork-creameries-co-operative-pleads-guilty-to-polluting-allow-river-38524477.html

AIE: SEA Article 10 Monitoring

AIE/22/026

DAFM response

No formal report regarding the SEA

Reports submitted annually to EU in respect of the Nitrates Derogation, which also contains information on general compliance with the Nitrates regulations, information from the Agricultural Catchments programme (administered by Teagasc) and EPA reports

Derogation Herd Locations 2017-2021 per DED

Published on 18 January 2022

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ffcac-derogation-herd-locations-2017-2021-per-ded/

Dept of Agriculture do not currently publish inspection records, application data and enforcement notices relating to individual farmers operating under the nitrates derogation.

https://www.farmersjournal.ie/icmsa-criticises-proposal-which-seeks-to-publish-farmer-derogation-data-676243

DAFM 2020 Average Beef and Dairy Herds per Electoral Division

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) average number of beef and dairy cattle assigned to an Electoral Division (ED) for the year 2020 alongside an age profile of the national herd.

Note: there were instances where an ED contained only a single herd and for GDPR reasons to protect the identification of the individual concerned it was decided to combine all EDs in each county where the number of herds is less than 5 into a single ED e.g. DUBLIN DED < 5 HERDS.

The figures are average figures over the previous 4 quarters to give a truer picture of the national herd. The number of cattle under each cattle classification is taken as an average across four quarterly end points during the year (31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December).

The figures used within the department come from the Animal Identification and Movement system and the beef and dairy cattle are classified as such depending on whether the breed type is a Beef or Dairy Breed.

https://data.gov.ie/dataset/dafm-2020-average-beef-and-dairy-herds-per-electoral-division?package_type=dataset

Areas with the highest cattle density

Temporal land use patterns and livestock numbers (cattle) across several river catchments

Temporal land use patterns and livestock numbers across several river catchments. Within DAFM the Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) division generated a list of herds who had land in each river catchment area for a select number of river catchments from 2014-2020. The departments Animal Identification & Movement (AIM) division provided the bovine and ovine figures for each herd in each year.

It should be noted that the AIM data was generated for herds who had land in each river catchment area. It is likely that some herds also had land outside the river catchment areas. In total AIM were supplied with 26,002 herds to report on across each location and year. 2,198 of these herds were not included in the final dataset because they either did not have cattle in the period, or did not have sheep census returns in the period (or both).

https://data.gov.ie/dataset/temporal-land-use-patterns-and-livestock-numbers-across-several-river-catchments?package_type=dataset

Note:

This dataset is interesting as it is published by Catchment (not County or ED), which makes it useful for water quality purposes. So I asked the Open Data Officer in DAFM why this is the case. Response is as follows:

We received a specific request looking for land use patterns and livestock numbers across several river catchments and how these may have changed over time as part of the Climate Change Mitigation Research Programme | CCMRP | Inland Fisheries Ireland project. As part of the request, we were provided a shapefile by the requester for each river catchment area they required data for. LPIS generated lists of herds who had land in each river catchment area for each year. AIM provided the bovine and ovine figures for each herd in each year.

Derogation farm enforcement actions (AIE Request, 25/11/21)

Under the AIE Regulations to request:

  • The number of enforcement actions taken by DAFM against derogation farmers for 2019, 2020 and 2021 to date
  • The grounds for the enforcement actions
  • The counties where the farms are located / The catchments impacted by those farms

foi@agriculture.gov.ie

Please find attached decision in regard to AIE Request – reference AIE-21-245

Regards

Bernard Harris
Agricultural inspector
Nitrates & Biodiversity Division
Pavilion A
Grattan Business Centre
Portlaoise
Co Laois

Having considered your request in relation to above, my decision is to part grant you access to the information sought as some of the information sought does not exist/is not held by this Department.

To explain further, Nitrates division works a year in arrears in the assessment of compliance with the Nitrates regulations for all herds, and with the Terms & Conditions of the Nitrates Derogation for those who applied. This is due to the legislative requirements and deadlines placed on farmers and the fact that they have the full relevant calendar year to farm.  Due to this, at this point in 2021 there is no data available yet for 2021.  So, data in relation to 2021 does not yet exist and is therefore refused.

 I have however, granted your request in relation to the data available for 2019 and 2020.  The information sought for questions 1 to 3 inclusive is contained in Appendix 1 at the bottom of this correspondence

This leads on to the next part of your request that I am decision maker for namely Question 4. Having considered your request in relation to above, my decision is to refuse you access to the information sought as this information does not exist/is not held by this Department. To explain we do not hold records in the format you request, so for the purposes of this request, the records do not exist as we do not hold records in the catchment format you requested.

If you have any queries in relation to this request, I can be contacted at bernard.harris@agriculture.gov.ie

Nitrates Derogations 2019 – Number Rejected from Derogation

CountyNo’s Rejected
Cavan2
Clare3
Cork29
Dublin1
Galway2
Kerry7
Kildare3
Kilkenny8
Laois7
Limerick11
Louth6
Meath4
Monaghan1
Offaly1
Tipperary18
Waterford6
Westmeath1
Wexford4
Wicklow1
Total Rejections 2019115

Reason for Rejection

Reason for RejectionNumber Rejected
No Fertiliser Accounts74
No Farm Plan4
No Soil Analysis19
Rejected following Inspection18
Total115

Nitrates Derogations 2020 – Number rejected from Derogation

CountyNo’s Rejected
Carlow6
Cavan5
Clare2
Cork46
Donegal3
Dublin1
Galway7
Kerry11
Kildare8
Kilkenny18
Laois8
Limerick20
Longford2
Mayo6
Meath14
Monaghan11
Offaly5
Roscommon1
Sligo5
Tipperary49
Waterford18
Westmeath4
Wexford11
Wicklow5
Total Rejections 2020266

Reason for Rejection

Reason for RejectionNumber Rejected
No Fertiliser Accounts191
No Farm Plan11
No Soil Analysis46
Rejected following Inspection18
Total266

National Milk Agency Board

National Milk Agency

Legal basis: Milk (Regulation of Supply) Act 1994 – S. 2
Maximum Number of Positions: 14
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (0), Male (16)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (0%), Male (100%)

NameFirst AppointedReappointedExpiry DatePosition typeBasis of appointment
Aidan Casey26/11/201522/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberNominated by a prescribed organisation Election
Claire Lanigan09/03/202129/09/2021Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
Dan Buckley22/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberNominated by a prescribed organisation Election
Denis Murphy14/12/1994ChairTerm is open ended. Appointed by Minister
John Fitzgerald22/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
John Foster09/12/199422/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
Larry Hannon22/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberNominated by a prescribed organisation Election
Michael Kilcoyne31/07/199722/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
Padraig Mulligan09/12/199422/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberNominated by a prescribed organisation Election
Patricia Roberts09/03/202129/09/2021Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
Richard Donohue09/12/201422/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
Stephen Blewitt22/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
T. J. Flanaghan11/06/201522/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
Tony O’Driscoll08/05/200722/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
Walter Moloney09/02/200022/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
William Lennon26/11/201522/11/201801/11/2021Board MemberNominated by a prescribed organisation Election