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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(...)

Irish Water  pleaded  guilty to both charges. File Photograph: PA Wire

Irish Water has entered guilty pleas in a prosecution by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over drinking water problems in Co. Cork. The nati(...)

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(...)

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