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Gene Pitney: Still 24 Hours from Tulsa.  Photograph: Getty Images

You have to feel sorry for Tom, Dick and Harry. I know that most people don’t have a social life to speak of these days, but Tom, Dick and Harry must (...)

Musa Tshikota and Emma Lebogang Rakgotho with two of their children, Cassie (1) and Kaylie (4), who are happily renting in Balbriggan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

With a search area that stretched around Dublin from Cavan to Kildare to Wexford, and plenty of notice from his landlord, Musa Tshikota didn’t anticip(...)

Filter tanks at the  water treatment plant in Ballymore Eustace. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish Water’s failure to improve treatment plants has left many water supplies vulnerable and poses a risk to the “health of a large portion of the po(...)

The new wastewater treatment plant at Vartry in Co Wicklow

Irish Water managing director Niall Gleeson has acknowledged that the public utility is behind schedule in rolling out water treatment works Mr Glees(...)

Many people got sick when Gorey Creagh treatment plant pumped inadequately disinfected water for a week last August. Photograph: iStock

Unreported incidents of contaminated drinking water have been uncovered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in audits conducted following tw(...)

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien said on Wednesday he had received an update on the actions taken by Irish Water and local authorities following the recent incidents. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos Dublin

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien has said Irish Water has assured him that both treatment plants at Gorey and Bally(...)

The plants where the incidents took place were at Ballymore Eustace, above, which serves parts of Co Dublin, and a plant in Wexford that serves Gorey. Photograph:  Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Housing and Local Government Darragh O’Brien wants Irish Water to have strengthened control over all water service plants in the immediat(...)

The late  Conor O’Brien (19): Garda investigation has evidence he had very minor dealings with a man who was known as a dangerous criminal. Photograph:  An Garda Síochána/PA Wire

A well-known criminal who has previously been under investigation by gardaí for serious crimes has emerged as a key person of interest after the murde(...)

Sufyan ElGahmi with his wife, Enas, and their children, three-year-old Sanad and four-month-old Samer. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Sufyan ElGahmi and his wife, Enas, landed at Dublin Airport on a cold Sunday afternoon in late November 2019, they felt anxious. Standing in the (...)

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys announced latest round of funding under the Rural Future Digital Innovation Programme on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Further State funding of €12,000 has been allocated to the Big Tom Memorial Garden in Co Monaghan by local TD and Minister for Rural and Community Dev(...)

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