Maria Bailey with former minister Alan Shatter. Ms Bailey was stripped of her position as chair of the Oireachtas committee on housing by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael is split over Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s decision to remove a committee chair from Maria Bailey, with some claiming he “bottled it” in not pun(...)

Parteen Weir on Lough Derg. Farmers in the vicinity of Lough Derg and the Shannon have led opposition to the pipeline project. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new approach is urgently needed to get major infrastructure projects across the line on time in Ireland, according to communications experts at Dubl(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Urban Green wants to add 17 shops to Castletroy Shopping Centre. The company estimates the extension could provide an additional  300 jobs locally. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A planning appeals backlog is delaying a decision on proposals to extend a high-profile shopping centre and create around 300 new jobs. David Walsh, (...)

Irish Water managing director Eamon Gallen: ‘We want to avoid people paying these charges not to enforce them.’

Raw sewage from the equivalent of 86,000 people is flowing into Irish waterways every day, a health threat the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) s(...)

UK Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to the annual Lord Mayor’s Banquet at Guildhall in London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Backstop. Full Stop. We have all heard the cliché: nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. With Brexit, you can do a shorthand version. It goe(...)

The scene at the burst water main at Roughgrange, Donore, Co Meath in July 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some €18 billion is needed to improve Irish water infrastructure, including supply systems and wastewater treatment facilities, and to bring it up a r(...)

Groups opposing Irish Water’s €1.3 billion plan to pipe water to Dublin say  the capital’s supply issues should be deal with by fixing leakages.

The proposal to spend €1.3 billion on extracting water from the Shannon and building a 170-kilometre pipeline to convey it to Dublin should be subject(...)

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(...)

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