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Danny Walsh of Moyne Rangers AFC, Adam Southall and Ryan Phillips of Shamrock Rovers AFC and (back, from right)  Irish Water’s general manager Michael O’Leary, Cathaoirleach of the Enniscorthy Municipal district, Kathleen Codd-Nolan and Minister of State Paul Kehoe at the  opening of new wastewater treatment plant enhances  in Enniscorthy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Irish Water has strongly defended its plan to extract water from the Shannon to serve much of the east coast, including Dublin. It has also rejected s(...)

The latest cost estimate for a pipeline to carry water from the Shannon to Dublin is between €1.2 billion and €1.3 billion. Photograph: Alan Betson 15/07/2016 15/07/2016 Parteen Weir on Lough Derg pic for news feature on the plans by Irish Water to build a 170 km long pipe with a diameter of 2.3 Meters from Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin to carry water.Lorna Siggins Piece search word Fight the Pipe Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish Water’s justification for its proposal to pipe vast quantities of water from the river Shannon to the Dublin region to solve its acute supply pr(...)

 Parteen Weir on Lough Derg: Irish Water plans to build a 170km pipe to carry supplies  to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The drought of last year may already be a distant memory, and summer 2019 may, until now, have been noted more for rainfall than sunshine, but Ireland(...)

‘Serious violence is often part of the scenario here and we prison officers pay the inevitable price.’ Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times/File

Prisoners are sleeping on mattresses on the floors of Irish prisons as the system faces serious overcrowding issues, the representative body for priso(...)

Shannon Airport managing director, Andrew Murphy, said Ibiza was a “brilliant” addition to its summer  schedule.

Ryanair will fly twice a week from Shannon to the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza and East Midlands Airport in Britain between now and October. The a(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, speaking at the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has expressed concern at “a growing polarisation within the Catholic Church and by certain groups (...)

Parteen Weir on Lough Derg is part of the Shannon water system. Irish Water plans to build a 170 km long pipe from the Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish Water insists the €1.3 billion project to pipe water from the river Shannon to Dublin will not be delayed by a review of the proposal. The inde(...)

Irish Water has lifted all remaining water conservation orders that were in place around the country. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Irish Water has lifted all remaining water conservation orders that were in place around the country. Orders restricting water use, a so-called hosep(...)

The proportion of people with access to the internet at home has remained steady at 89 per cent, with the vast majority using smartphones to go online, the research found.

Hundreds of thousands of Irish people have no access to the internet at home with many people believing they do not need it and others fearful they la(...)

Annual house price growth in the UK slowed to its lowest levels in nearly five years in May, official figures show. Across the UK, average property va(...)

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