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A 170km pipe would draw water from the Parteen Basin on the River Shannon in north Tipperary, in a move designed to meet future economic expansion to the east. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Plans to pump water from the River Shannon to Dublin have been criticised as having the potential for significant waste given the dilapidated state of(...)

The Shannon river. Following extraction and treatment, water will be piped to a termination point reservoir in Co Dublin before connecting into the greater Dublin network. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Existing water supply sources “do not have the capacity or resilience to meet future requirements of homes and businesses in Dublin and the midlands”,(...)

“Over half of the water produced is used in our homes and businesses. The rest, 658m litres of water, is lost through leaking pipes every day”

Irish Water has rejected the concerns of hundreds of objectors to its plan to extract water from the river Shannon and pipe it to Dublin in a €1.3 bil(...)

Flooding around Parteen Weir in Co Clare.  The Shannon-Dublin water pipeline will cost more than €1.2bn and its footprint will be immense.  Photograph: TISC

It is described as “one of the most important [infrastructural] projects in the history of the State”. Though not quite at the scale of Ardnacrusha hy(...)

Overnight snow caused travel disruptions across parts of the UK. Photograph: Thames Valley Police Roads Policing/PA Wire

Motorists had to abandon their vehicles in icy conditions in the Lake District of England and flights were delayed at airports across the UK on Wednes(...)

Geordan Murphy: “We let ourselves down on the big stage. We were bullied. We have an opportunity on Sunday to circle the wagons. Let’s see how we get on.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Matt O’Connor is as good a place as any to begin our catch up with Geordan Murphy. The man who shaped his latter playing days and present coaching ph(...)

The total homeless population in August this year was 8,270, compared with 8,160 in July and 6,611 in August last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children across the State has risen above 3,000 for the first time, latest figures from the Department of Housing show. The m(...)

Christian Fuchs of Leicester City faces the cameras during a press conference at The King Power Stadium. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

To put into perspective the size of the task Leicester City face: Atlético Madrid have eliminated Bayern Munich, Barcelona (twice), Che(...)

Swissport check-in staff and baggage handlers at airports across UK have announced a two-day strike. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Christmas flights into and out of UK airports are facing severe disruption following the announcement of a two-day strike by check-in staff and baggag(...)

Declan Burke-Kennedy who has died at the age of 72: his friend and colleague David Shanks described him as “perhaps the nicest man I’ve ever met”

The death has occurred of former Irish Times journalist, novelist and playwright Declan Burke-Kennedy, who was also a co-founder of Dublin’s influenti(...)

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