The Environmental Protection Agency has warned that Ireland's rivers are badly polluted.
According to the Irish independent, the EPA has outlined six of the worst affected rivers in the country as part of its first six-year review of water quality under new European rules.
Tolka River between Clonee and Clonsilla, Dublin
Avoca River, Co. Wicklow
Aughboy River, Co. Wexford
Bredagh River, Co. Donegal
Laurencetown Stream, Co. Galway
Srah River, Co. Mayo
Matt Craig, senior scientific officer with the EPA, said:
"It would be a huge concern in terms of the approaches that we have taken so far aren't doing enough.
"We need to be targeting different protective measures in different areas."