Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Nitrates Directive, Water Quality and Pollution: Discussion

Dr. Jenny Deakin:

Yes. The pesticides we see, particularly in some of the counties on the western seaboard, can be quite toxic. A single drop can impact on quite a long stretch of river. We see the evidence for that in the samples we take of the insects in the river.