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The decision to refund water charges adds another cost to what is already a financial fiasco for the Government. On a conservative estimate, the net c(...)

Bracken: a single plant can eventually spread to fill a whole field. Illustration: Michael Viney Bracken: a single plant can eventually spread to fill a whole field – and it is very hard to get rid of. Illustration: Michael Viney

Clasping the stem firmly with both hands, I tug up fronds of bracken shoot by shoot. The last, buried inches leave the ground so sweetly that it shoul(...)

A boil water notice is in place in Co Offaly and Co Wexford

The discovery of bacteria commonly associated with faeces has led to a boil water notice for almost 10,000 Irish Water customers in Co Offaly. The no(...)

The electricity and gas supply market generated 83 per cent of all the complaints which required a full investigation by the Commission for Energy Regulation in 2016. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A domestic gas customer being incorrectly charged €2,500 by their provider as a result of a faulty meter was one of the cases investigated by the ener(...)

People enjoy the sunny weather at Dollymount strand in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The pattern of exceptionally dry weather has continued into May, with more sunshine compared to April contributing to drier land and impacting on grou(...)

Irish Water said an examination by its own staff and Cork City Council workers has confirmed both the sewer and the pumping station were now fully operational

Irish Water has said there is no risk to public health and no contamination of drinking water supplies in Cork following the discovery of raw sewage s(...)

Irish Water has had a bad press since its establishment in 2013. Initially, it was criticised because of high consultancy charges and wasteful expendi(...)

 River Shannon Protection Alliance member Donal Whelan at Dromineer Harbour on Lough Derg. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Farmers, stud farmers, tourism groups and residents in the Lough Derg area have called on politicians to halt Irish Water’s €1.3 billion plan to pump (...)

A hospital in Waterford has postponed elective surgeries for 24 hours due to a problem with the public water supply in a local reservoir.  File photograph: Maxwells

A hospital in Waterford has postponed elective surgeries for 24 hours due to a problem with the public water supply in a local reservoir. University(...)

Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling

A boil water notice has been issued in Co Galway with immediate effect. Irish Water and Galway County Council issued the notice on Tuesday following (...)

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