Irish Water

The latest report card on Irish Water highlights a range of failures and presents further evidence that Ireland has a water supply network that is far(...)

The State is facing a second hosepipe ban in the space of  two years. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

A second hosepipe ban in two years is likely, why is this happening? It is hard to reconcile that vast tracts of the country were subjected to extrem(...)

The Irish Hedgehog Survey is looking for information on these shy creatures. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

How are you doing during the Covid-19 restrictions? No, really, how are you feeling about it? Have your eating patterns changed? If you have a baby or(...)

A discharge into Dublin Bay from the Poolbeg Ringsend water treatment facility in late February. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy/Dublin City Shots

If there are major delays in building a large waste water treatment facility in north Co Dublin, it will add to difficulties at Irish Water’s overload(...)

 A swan on the Dodder:  WaterBlitz obtained a snapshot of the health of Ireland’s waterways.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An extensive survey of Irish rivers, lakes and canals has found a third of locations were littered, while significant pollution was being caused by ni(...)

Met Éireann’s Evelyn Cusack, right, head of forecasting, and Seamus Walsh, head of climatology and observations, launching the project at DCU

If you live near a body of fresh water in Dublin – be it a lake, river, stream, canal or pond – then Dublin City University’s Water Institute is looki(...)

Dr Jenny Lawler at the Irish Laboratory Awards 2019 in Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. “I was also shortlisted for Young Leader of the Year, but I reckoned because of the lab award I wouldn’t get another one. So I was really shocked and very happily surprised when I won that one too”

Congratulations, you were recently honoured at the Irish Laboratory Awards. What did you win? “I am a principal investigator at DCU Water Institute, (...)

DCU’s Water Institute monitors water quality in Dublin Bay.

Ireland is back in the dock. The Environmental Protection Agency recently found waste-water facilities do not comply with EU standards in 50 of Irelan(...)