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    Prof Alex (Archie)Thompson (retired), Emeritus Professor Luke Drury, DIAS, Hillary O’Donnell (former technician) at the launch at Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies of the programme of events for July to mark the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Apollo 11 has a very special place in the history of Irish space research. Irish hands were among the first to take possession and evaluate moon rock (...)

Thames Water Desalination Plant can provide 150 million litres of drinking water each day, enough for one million people. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

The £250 million Thames Water Desalination Plant was the first of its kind in the UK. It came into operation in 2010 and can provide up to 150 million(...)

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(...)

Parteen Weir on Lough Derg. Farmers in the vicinity of Lough Derg and the Shannon have led opposition to the pipeline project. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new approach is urgently needed to get major infrastructure projects across the line on time in Ireland, according to communications experts at Dubl(...)

The Parteen basin on the Shannon. Photograph: Irish Water

Dublin’s water supply system has mains that are so ancient that not updating them is not an option, and yet the city is served by an abundance of high(...)

Minister for Planning Eoghan Murphy ordered the review of the Shannon pipeline project  after opponents of the project highlighted its cost. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An independent evaluation of the Shannon pipeline project by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is due to be completed by the end of 201(...)

The latest cost estimate for a pipeline to carry water from the Shannon to Dublin is between €1.2 billion and €1.3 billion. Photograph: Alan Betson 15/07/2016 15/07/2016 Parteen Weir on Lough Derg pic for news feature on the plans by Irish Water to build a 170 km long pipe with a diameter of 2.3 Meters from Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin to carry water.Lorna Siggins Piece search word Fight the Pipe Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish Water’s justification for its proposal to pipe vast quantities of water from the river Shannon to the Dublin region to solve its acute supply pr(...)

 Parteen Weir on Lough Derg: Irish Water plans to build a 170km pipe to carry supplies  to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The drought of last year may already be a distant memory, and summer 2019 may, until now, have been noted more for rainfall than sunshine, but Ireland(...)

Meteorological expert Dr Conor Murphy: ‘We are quite profligate at household level.’ File photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

Water supplies in Dublin are on a knife-edge with shortages set to increase due to a combination of population growth and climate change, a leading cl(...)

A modern day zebu, an arid-adapted breed which emerged in greater numbers 4,000 years ago as a suspected result of a  dramatic drought, or ‘4.2 kiloyear climate event’. Photograph: Denis Doukhan/Pixabay

A study of ancient DNA from now extinct cattle breeds has revealed new evidence explaining the demise of the world’s first empires, and the part that (...)

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