Panic buying of bottled water leaves some shop shelves bare
Limerick company said it had more orders in one day than it would normally sell in a week
Low stocks of water in Supervalu, Castleknock, Dublin, due to the boil water notice. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times
Low stocks of water in Lidl, Castleknock, Dublin, due to the current boil water notice.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times
There was some evidence of panic buying of bottled water across Dublin throughout Wednesday as the boil water notice took affect.
Retailers reported a significant surge in sales with one supplier saying orders had climbed by as much as 800 per cent.