Lead piping excavated from the driveway of a home in Sandymount, Dublin. The HSE has said health risks from lead are greatest for infants, especially those being bottle-fed, young children and babies in the womb. Photograph: Frank Miller

Irish Water’s proposals to add a chemical to the water supply nationally in an effort to lower lead levels to a safe limit will be open for public co(...)

Demand for water in Dublin is set to increase by more than 50 per cent by 2050

Irish Water will open a consultation process today on providing a new source of water for Dublin and the eastern and midlands region. Its working pap(...)

Irish Water says an estimated 46 million litres of water per day - enough to fill 18 Olympic size swimming pools - is leaking each day.

More than 30,000 Irish homes have been identified as having suspected water leaks with more than €1,000 worth of water draining from the pipes of some(...)

A new Irish Water strategy plan says almost half the water supply around the State is lost through leaks in the water network. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost half the water supply around the State is lost through leaks in the water network, Irish Water has said.The semi-State today publishes its Wate(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Almost half of the water supply in the State is being lost through leaks, according to the latest figures from Irish Water. Jerry Grant, head of asset(...)

Rose Hynes:  chairwoman of  Irish Water

Irish Water Rose Hynes (chairwoman) Ms Hynes is the chairwoman of both Ervia (formerly known as Bord Gáis) and Irish Water, to which she wa(...)

In addition to the big players, the list includes an assortment of recruitment firms, law firms, engineering contractors and economic consultants.

IBM€44.8 millionThe consulting arm of the technology giant won three separate Irish Water contracts by tender.The first is to deliver the new utility’(...)

The first water meter being installed in Maynooth, Co Kildare. But is executive performance being properly measured? Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The State lacks many things but a sense of humour is not one of them. Just as the head of Irish Water John Tierney was dropping the news that he had s(...)

Chief executive of Irish Water John Tierney: “the management team of Irish Water was recruited by open recruitment,.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish Water has defended how it recruited senior staff and moved to clarify the circumstances surrounding their engagement. Chief executive Joh(...)