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Irish Water: the obvious solution to funding shortfalls is metering but this is unlikely to happen for quite some time

The Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the Irish water system last week found that 1.1 million people in the State are served by treatmen(...)

Households found to be in breach of the ban can be fined €125. Photograph: iStock

Irish Water did not issue a single fine to households for breaching the previous hosepipe ban introduced during the summer of 2018. The water utility(...)

Bohernabreena reservoir in Dublin where water levels are low following the driest spring on record. Photograph: PA

The ongoing drought across much of Ireland and the introduction of a hosepipe ban on June 9th – the second in less than two years – has brought renewe(...)

Households found to be in breach of the ban can be fined €125. Photograph: iStock

Irish Water is to introduce a nationwide hosepipe ban from Tuesday to combat the effects of widespread drought on the country’s water supply. The ban(...)

Irish Water operations support manager Tom Cuddy working from home in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The temperature was edging towards 26 degrees, on a day of glorious sunshine in late May without a drop of rain, and many families were out in their b(...)

Water conservation orders - known as a hosepipe ban - were first introduced in Dublin during the summer of 2018, and later extended to much of Leinster and Munster.  Photograph: iStock

Irish Water would need several weeks of rainfall to replenish water supplies the national utility has said, as the greater Dublin region faces the pro(...)

Vartry Reservoir water treatment works in Co Wicklow. Water supplies for the greater Dublin area have dropped dramatically during the ‘driest spring since 1837’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Hosepipe bans will become increasingly regular until Irish Water grasps the “nettle” of leakage from decaying pipes in Dublin city, a climate expert h(...)

Irish Water  said there had been previous issues with water quality in the region.

A boil water notice has been issued for about 9,500 people in Co Cork following a recent quality test. Irish Water and Cork County Council have issue(...)

The boil water notice  remains in place for 600,000 people. Photograph: Getty Images

A boil water notice affecting over 600,000 homes in the greater Dublin area is to continue until at least Tuesday, Irish Water has said. In a stateme(...)

Wills Bros says it is not in dispute that a substantial delay has been caused to the project and that Irish Water is responsible for it

A 90-day delay caused by Irish Water during the construction of a major drainage improvement project cost a Mayo civil engineering company €3.6 millio(...)

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