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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(...)

Pressure will be cut to homes and businesses for seven hours each night from 10pm until 5am. Photograph: Frank Miller

Night-time water restrictions will be put in place from 10pm to 5am across the city centre and in 33 suburbs in Dublin and Wicklow from Monday. Press(...)

The hosepipe ban is currently in place until July 31st, but may be prolonged. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times

Water conservation gains from the national hosepipe ban could take up to two weeks to emerge, Irish Water has said. Irish Water’s hosepipe ban, which(...)

A man enjoying the good weather in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The exceptional spell of hot, dry weather is set to continue into the end of next week, with no rain forecast for the next ten days, Met Éireann has s(...)

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