Parteen

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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(...)

The Shannon near Athlone: the OPW and local authorities have completed 12 flood relief schemes protecting towns in the wider Shannon catchment, including Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are some 20 State agencies from the ESB to Waterways Ireland charged with protecting aspects of the Shannon river. In addition, a number of ot(...)

The €1.3bn project by Irish Water to supply the Greater Dublin and Midland regions with water from the river Shannon deserves the closest scrutiny. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish politicians and officials have a very poor record in forward planning and joined-up thinking. That is why the €1.3 billion project by Irish Wate(...)

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(...)

“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(...)

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