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Daniel Philips was also brought before the District Court and jailed for seven days for stealing ‘two hot chicken rolls’ from a shop in Limerick city on June 18th, 2019. File photograph: Collins Courts

A man shot in the head and chest 11 years ago in an attempted gangland murder has been jailed for four years, after admitting possessing a homemade gu(...)

The Shannon pipeline will abstract water from the lower River Shannon at the Parteen Basin in Co Tipperary, with water treatment at the nearby village of Birdhill.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The cost of a major pipeline project aimed at increasing water supply to the Greater Dublin Area is “likely to exceed” the estimated €1.3 billion cite(...)

A suspected firearm and rounds were thrown from a car during a Garda operation. Photograph: An Garda

A man in his 30s has been arrested after a suspected firearm and rounds of ammunition were thrown from a car in Co Limerick on Thursday night. Garda(...)

The Sligo railway line between Dromod and Carrick on Shannon pictured on Tuesday. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann

Train services between Dublin and Sligo could be suspended unless flood waters in Co Leitrim decline, Iarnród Éireann has warned. Irish Rail has alre(...)

The proposed 170km pipeline from Parteen Basin, downriver from Lough Derg, is meant to be completed by 2025. However, it faces strong opposition from people living along the lower Shannon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Water is the most precious resource we have. Without it, human life would be impossible. Yet, in Ireland, we have a cavalier attitude about how we use(...)

The Parteen basin on the Shannon. Photograph: Irish Water

Dublin’s water supply system has mains that are so ancient that not updating them is not an option, and yet the city is served by an abundance of high(...)

Minister for Planning Eoghan Murphy ordered the review of the Shannon pipeline project  after opponents of the project highlighted its cost. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An independent evaluation of the Shannon pipeline project by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is due to be completed by the end of 201(...)

 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(...)

Gabhann Dunne: ‘Crossing the Salt’ explores migration. Photograph: Studioworks

On the wall of a gallery in Limerick is a painted garland of flowers. There’s creeping buttercup, water mint, Irish lady’s tresses, bog asphodel, cuck(...)

Cooling off near Killiney Beach during the heatwave earlier this summer. Below-average rainfall levels have been forecast for August and September. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin is experiencing its worst drought since records began in 1850, and scientists at Maynooth University are warning that “we are potentially far f(...)

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