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The IWFPS would like to express our sincere gratitude to the members
of the Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs, who raised over £300
for our society at their AGM. This much needed money will be used in our
continuing efforts to restore the waterways of Ireland to their once proud
Phosphate Free Detergents
Environmentally aware visitors to the IWFPS Website may be interested to
know that both ALDI and LIDL sell phosphate free washing machine powders
- biological and non-biological. This is a major step forward for Ireland
as the major chains seem to sell only brands containing 15-30% phosphates
(anionic surfactants) which are causing major pollution problems to our
rivers. We would urge all who read this to switch to the phosphate free
brands and tell your friends!
The Aims of The Society
- To make Irish People, Local Government and The
Irish Government fully aware of the problems with water quality on the
rivers and lakes within the Shannon region.
- To highlight the deteriorating position in respect of
pollution and enrichment of the waterways, and using all means at our
disposal, make every effort to reverse the current trend.
- To establish regular monitoring of the water at various
locations and publish the results.
- To monitor reports of pollution and publish the details.
- To ensure that all remedial action to save our waterways
is carried out.
- To ensure that the rivers and lakes of Ireland, which
have deteriorated in recent years, are returned to their former healthy
and life-sustaining state.
Letter from Frank Fahey
Minister of the Marine and Natural Resources
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