Irish Water

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Danny Walsh of Moyne Rangers AFC, Adam Southall and Ryan Phillips of Shamrock Rovers AFC and (back, from right)  Irish Water’s general manager Michael O’Leary, Cathaoirleach of the Enniscorthy Municipal district, Kathleen Codd-Nolan and Minister of State Paul Kehoe at the  opening of new wastewater treatment plant enhances  in Enniscorthy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Irish Water has strongly defended its plan to extract water from the Shannon to serve much of the east coast, including Dublin. It has also rejected s(...)

Irish Water said it is making progress to reduce the current national leakage rate of 43 per cent.

More than half of people admit to wasting water but a quarter do not believe they need to conserve water due to the level of rainfall in Ireland, acco(...)

‘Sewage-related litter is one of the categories of waste we find on our beaches,’ said An Taisce. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire visitors and locals are being asked not to flush wet wipes, cotton buds and nappies down toilets during this weekend’s regatta boating f(...)

In a test at one property in Sutton, north Co Dublin, lead contamination was nearly 15 times over the legal limit considered safe to drink. File photograph: Getty

Only 71 households have availed of State grants to replace potentially harmful older lead pipes in their homes since the scheme was set up three years(...)

In most cases the contamination is the result of older lead pipes still in use across the public water network.

Tests have found lead concentrations nearly 15 times over the legal limit in north Dublin drinking water, and unsafe levels elsewhere across the count(...)

The discharge was photographed by an amateur photographer using a drone  eight hours after the incident. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy

The recent discharge of wastewater sludge into Dublin Bay was mainly caused by an overload at the waste water treatment plant in Ringsend, rather than(...)

A trade union has insisted that the move could be a stepping stone to water privatisation.

A trade union has said Government proposals to bring 3,500 local authority workers under the control of Irish Water could jeopardise the continuity of(...)

Irish Water corporate affairs manager Kate Gannon said conserving water was ‘a new conversation’ for many people.

COLIN GLEESON More than 50 per cent of people underestimate average daily personal water usage by half, according to a survey commissioned by Irish W(...)

 Trees stumps visible  on Blessington Lake due to lower water levels. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times.

Irish Water have extended a nationwide hosepipe ban for at least another month, as water supply levels remain at critically low levels. The move come(...)

Dublin’s Phoenix Park during the prolonged hot, dry spell. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Values will be back in the mid- to high 20s by the weekend, Met Éireann has said. The weather over the next week is set to be dry with some scattere(...)

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