Roundwood reservoir: Dublin is reliant on infrastructure built in the 1860s to bring its water from Wicklow. Irish Water’s business plan shows that our system is totally unsatisfactory

The major improvement in life expectancy experienced since the early 19th century owes a great deal to the provision of clean water and sewerage syste(...)

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COLIN GLEESON Almost 50,000 people have applied for the water conservation grant without having paid their water bills, an analysis of the figures sho(...)

The Dublin Housing Supply Task Force said there was enough zoned land in the greater Dublin area to meet housing demand for the next six years. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

More State investment is needed in Dublin city than in the other three Dublin local authority areas combined in order to make priority zoned lands us(...)

Almost 100,000 new homes could be built on available zoned land across Dublin, the report states. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

State funding of €165 million is needed to allow the zoned land in Dublin city and county be developed for housing, according to an unpublished Govern(...)

Developers have been given  permission  to build somewhere between 18,000 and 20,000 homes in Dublin

Last year the State’s Housing Agency calculated the number of homes that would be needed in Dublin over a five-year period – a minimum of 37,700, risi(...)

Lead piping excavated from the driveway of a home in Sandymount, Dublin after it ruptured causing a leak. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Homeowners will have to “verify” there are no lead pipes in the internal plumbing in their homes before Irish Water replaces external lead piping. Ir(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said there was a ‘very good chance’ Irish Water would pass next year’s  Eurostat test  he expected the number of people paying their water charges to rise. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The failure of Eurostat to classify Irish Water as an independent entity, was a “minor setback,” Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. Speaking (...)

Last week Irish Water announced 46 per cent of households had paid their water charge bills.

Irish Water needs a compliance rate of just over 50 per cent to make the figures “stack up”, Minister for State Kathleen Lynch has said. Referring to(...)

 A water meter at a house in Rathfarnham in Dublin. A water charges objector claims his constitutional right to protest has been breached by a District Court order requiring him to stay away from all Irish Water meter installers. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A water charges objector claims his constitutional right to protest has been breached by a District Court order requiring him to stay away from all Ir(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Mr McGrath has claimed that Irish Water is a ‘wild animal’ and that the Government has rejected legislation that would ‘tame the beast’. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected legislation that aims to “tame the beast of Irish Water”, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said. Mr McGrath described t(...)