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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(...)

 Leixlip water treatment plant. The number of people threatened by poor water supplies   has doubled largely due to difficulties at the Leixlip plant. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A total of 52 treatment plants supplying drinking water to 1.1 million people – over a fifth of the Republic’s population – “are vulnerable to failure(...)

Lisa Howley and her dog Rio achieved the challenge of doing 32,500 steps a day without any injuries.

Many people took to the roads to walk, run or cycle during lockdown. Being able to exercise outdoors – whether within a 2km, 5km and then a 20km and c(...)

Catherine Hamilton and her family flying into Milford Sound, New Zealand.

It is a difficult and challenging time for thousands of Irish people living around the world, and their loved ones at home, not knowing when they will(...)

Lockdown babies: Lynne Andrews and Tom Lyons with their daughters Martha Jean and Robyn; Jim McGrath and Amy Rose Harte with baby Emilia; Don and Louise Keogh with baby Sam. Left and centre photographs: Alan Betson

What happens when your baby is born during strict pandemic restrictions? Five sets of parents share their experiences On March 6th, 2020, the Rotu(...)

The Tara Winthrop Private Clinic, Swords has seen 29 deaths from Covid-19, according to the HSE.

Every night, as the chief medical officer Tony Holohan reads out the latest figures relating to Covid-19 in the State, there is a section dedicated to(...)

Leslie Thompson and her daughter Sali at their house in Phoenix, Arizona

Leslie Thompson, originally from Dublin, lives in Phoenix, Arizona working as a program manager with Intel. When did you leave Irelan(...)

Glenveagh chief executive Stephen Garvey and Cathal Mooney, head of health and safety, at one of the company’s sites that reopened on Monday. Photograph: Fennells

Irish housebuilder Glenveagh Properties started reopening its building sites on Monday. The company said it was reopening 16 construction sites “in li(...)

Buymie’s service is available to more than 490,000 households across Dublin and in parts of Kildare and Wicklow. Photograph: Derek Kennedy

Dublin online grocery delivery company Buymie has raised €2.2 million from investors to scale up and add a second city to its service in response to d(...)

Prof Neville Hogan has been awarded the 2020 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) St Patrick’s Day Science Medal, one of the country’s most prestigious scientific honours.

An Irish pioneer of robotics used in healthcare, Prof Neville Hogan, has been awarded the 2020 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) St Patrick’s Day Scien(...)

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