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Vartry reservoir in Co Wicklow. Irish Water is meeting the OPW, the Department of Housing and Met Éireann to review the current hosepipe ban. Irish Water said the “exceptional situation” had been alleviated only slightly by rainfall of the last three weeks. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

A significant reduction in work planned by Irish Water to remove potentially harmful lead from public supply connections means it could take until 208(...)

Average emissions intensity reductions across signatory companies increased from 36 per cent to 41 per cent last year. Photograph: iStock

Irish companies who have pledged to halve their carbon footprint are following through on their promise, new figures suggest. More than 50 Irish comp(...)

A discharge into Dublin Bay from the Poolbeg Ringsend water treatment facility in late February. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy/Dublin City Shots

If there are major delays in building a large waste water treatment facility in north Co Dublin, it will add to difficulties at Irish Water’s overload(...)

Poolbeg Ringsend water treatment facility in February. Photograph:  Eoin O’Shaughnessy/Dublin City Shots

It is by far the largest sewage treatment works in the State, catering for 40 per cent of waste water generated in Ireland, yet for many years Irish W(...)

Those in the areas affected by the boil water notice can use only boiled or bottled water for drinking and in food preparation.

Irish Water has said it cannot determine what impact a new yellow weather warning will have on the current boil water notice affecting more than 600,0(...)

Environmental Protection Agency  figures show 60 water-supply schemes serving 551,078 customers around the Republic remain at risk of contamination

Supplies to more than 550,000 Irish Water customers are at risk of contamination by bacteria and other substances, it has emerged. The State water co(...)

Photograph: iStock

Electric Ireland was the utility that had most complaints upheld against it last year, according to the State’s utilities regulator. The Commission (...)

La Stampa hotel on Dawson Street. Photograph: Dave Meehan

AIB sold La Stampa restaurant and night club for €17.5 million despite a €21.5 million offer from an investor recruited by the business’s owner, Louis(...)

  Housing  group Raise the Roof  has  morphed into a national campaign. Yet while the housing crisis has worsened,  the crowd expected at Saturday’s march in Dublin will not approach the 100,000 seen during the anti-water charges campaign

In the latter half of 2014, Irish politics was dominated by water charges. Right 2 Water, a campaign group, drew hundreds of thousands of people on to(...)

Ervia chief executive Mike Quinn. Tony Keohane, Ervia’s chairman, said he was “disappointed to lose someone of Mike Quinn’s calibre”. Photograph: Conor McCabe  Photograph: Conor McCabe

Ervia chief executive Mike Quinn will leave the organisation in April to pursue a new career in the private sector. Ervia controls Irish Water and Gas(...)

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