Andy Fanning

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Vartry reservoir in Co Wicklow. Irish Water is meeting the OPW, the Department of Housing and Met Éireann to review the current hosepipe ban. Irish Water said the “exceptional situation” had been alleviated only slightly by rainfall of the last three weeks. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

A significant reduction in work planned by Irish Water to remove potentially harmful lead from public supply connections means it could take until 208(...)

 Leixlip water treatment plant. The number of people threatened by poor water supplies   has doubled largely due to difficulties at the Leixlip plant. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A total of 52 treatment plants supplying drinking water to 1.1 million people – over a fifth of the Republic’s population – “are vulnerable to failure(...)

More than 60 private supplies were found to be contaminated with human or animal waste at least once during 2018. Photograph: iStock

The quality of drinking water from private supplies continues to deteriorate, putting the health of one million people in Ireland at an unacceptable r(...)

Poolbeg Ringsend water treatment facility was built for a capacity of 1.64 million people but it has to cope with demand that can reach 2.3 million. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy / Dublin City Shots

The pace at which Irish Water is fixing deficiencies in waste water treatment infrastructure “is too slow”, as raw sewage continues to be released int(...)

Part of Leixlip Water Treatment Plant, in Co Kildare where ‘issues’ were detected in the water supply. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A Co Kildare water-treatment plant at the centre of a boil-water notice affecting 600,000 customers in the greater Dublin area is still not managing r(...)

Cryptosporidium was detected in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017 and 12 in 2016. Photograph: iStock

Cryptosporidium contamination of public drinking water supplies in Ireland is increasing and poses a risk to public health, the EPA has warned. The 2(...)

Three of the five waters classified as being poor are in the Dublin  region: Merrion strand, Sandymount strand (above) and Portrane beach.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland’s bathing waters are continuing to improve in quality with the vast majority of EU-designated beaches of excellent or good quality, according (...)

Some 269 waterways in Ireland, which include rivers, coastal areas, canals, estuaries and lakes, deteriorated in quality between 2015 and 2017, the EPA has found.

A deterioration of water quality in Irish fresh and sea waters has been described as “completely unacceptable” by the Environmental Protection Agency (...)

Sandymount Strand joined the EPA’s “poor” list after being classified of “sufficient” quality in 2015 and 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nearly three-quarters of monitored Irish bathing waters are of “excellent” standard but there is evidence of deterioration in coastal areas around Dub(...)

In south Dublin, Merrion and Sandymount Strands failed failed to meet EU water quality standards due to polluted surface waters, drainage “misconnections” and bird fouling. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A marked deterioration in water quality at beaches in the Dublin region is outlined in the latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bathing water(...)