Irish Water’s Dublin Water Supply project is intended to pump 350 million litres of water a day from the River Shannon to serve the capital’s drinking water needs for the next 70 years.

Irish Water has started work on the €500 million project to supply Dublin with water from the River Shannon. The Dublin Water Supply proj(...)

A €500 million water supply project aims to pump 350 million litres of water a day from the river Shannon. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Dublin region could be facing water shortages for another decade due to delays in rolling out a viable supply network from the river Shannon, a se(...)

A worker hoses out a filtration tank at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant in Co Kildare. Floc, coming into the tanks from an unknown source, is causing the city council to ration water in Dublin. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

In the early 1990s British Rail drew much derision upon itself for blaming the “wrong kind of snow” when caught out by a cold snap which ground servic(...)