Nearly a third of all private wells in Ireland are contaminated with E. coli and contain water that is unsafe for consumption, the Environmental Pr(...)

The national inspection plan was announced by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan last July. Photograph: Alan Betson

Septic-tank owners will not be flushed with success today following the news that more than half of household tan(...)

The trouble with suits

Sir, – David Flynn (Letters, April 9th), invites us to imagine a world where male employees are free to wear both suits and smart casual attire(...)

Irish Water, the new State utility, will have “a lot of work to do to provide safe and secure drinking water to the public,” according to Gerard O’Lea(...)