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(...)

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 has announced a boost in the number of customer service agents at the Cork-based company Abtran, with 750 agents available to take calls from the public as the billing commences. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish Water bills will begin arriving at customers’ homes from Wednesday as the utility begins charging for water usage over the past three months. Cu(...)

Joe Duffy:  only really starts to sound relaxed again on Wednesday, as Liveline resumes its role as the nation’s outlet for gripes about contemporary life.  Photo:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The air may be distressingly thick with cases of murdered women, but as Joe Duffy discusses the long unsolved female homicide, he sounds positively ch(...)

Right 2 Water campaigner Brendan Ogle: The group would publish an alternative water policy in the coming week that would eliminate bills. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some 30,000 leaks have been found during the first water meter reading cycle, according to Irish Water. The national water utility says the leaks a(...)

Irish Water: “A full clean-up is under way and relevant agencies will be notified.” Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Water has confirmed that a chemical spill of fluoride occurred at a water treatment plant in Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny on Monday afternoon.A s(...)

Elizabeth Arnett: “Landlord and tenants can confirm details at any time.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Landlords, including local authorities, have been warned that they have just weeks to contact Irish Water with the names of tenants or they may be hel(...)

Anti-water-charge protesters demonstrating in Dublin on Saturday. There was one arrest during more than 20 protests against water charges aroundthe country. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Just over half of the households expected to pay bills to Irish Water have registered their details with the new utility. The latest figures fr(...)