Emma Kennedy

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“Irish Water has set itself a mains replacement target of just 1 per cent per annum, meaning some pipes will not be touched for another 100 years.” Photograph: Frank Miller

So, is this it? Every time we get some snow or a heatwave is Ireland going to grind to a halt? Storm Emma left thousands without water, and during the(...)

Groups opposing Irish Water’s €1.3 billion plan to pipe water to Dublin say  the capital’s supply issues should be deal with by fixing leakages.

The proposal to spend €1.3 billion on extracting water from the Shannon and building a 170-kilometre pipeline to convey it to Dublin should be subject(...)

A 170km pipe would draw water from the Parteen Basin on the River Shannon in north Tipperary, in a move designed to meet future economic expansion to the east. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Plans to pump water from the River Shannon to Dublin have been criticised as having the potential for significant waste given the dilapidated state of(...)

“Over half of the water produced is used in our homes and businesses. The rest, 658m litres of water, is lost through leaking pipes every day”

Irish Water has rejected the concerns of hundreds of objectors to its plan to extract water from the river Shannon and pipe it to Dublin in a €1.3 bil(...)

Flooding around Parteen Weir in Co Clare.  The Shannon-Dublin water pipeline will cost more than €1.2bn and its footprint will be immense.  Photograph: TISC

It is described as “one of the most important [infrastructural] projects in the history of the State”. Though not quite at the scale of Ardnacrusha hy(...)

Irish Times journalist Mark Hilliard: won technology reporter of the year award at the UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards 2015

Irish Times journalist Mark Hilliard has been named technology reporter of the year at the Business journalism awards. He won for a feature(...)

Small children typically respond better when something is more tangible, which can be more difficult in this digital era, but piggy banks can still be found

Balancing a chequebook may be a skill largely consigned to the past, but learning about money still remains a vital life skill for children to acquire(...)