Paul Mcgowan

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Ringsend waste water treatment plant treats some 40 per cent of Ireland’s public waste water but is operating at over capacity and not in compliance with national and EU environmental regulations.

Irish Water has been strongly criticised for failing to adequately address discharges of untreated sewage at many locations around the country and mak(...)

Seaspray Private is aimed at families with more than €500,000 of free cash and typically with total assets of more than €2.5m. File photograph: Getty

Seaspray Financial has tapped three former Bank of Ireland Private Banking staff to set up a wealth management unit. The company is an independent inv(...)

The operation of Leixlip Water Treatment Plant which supplies water to 600,000 people in the greater Dublin area, including parts of Kildare and Meath, has been strongly criticised by the Government’s Water Advisory Body. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The operation of Leixlip Water Treatment Plant which supplies water to 600,000 people in the greater Dublin area, including parts of Kildare and Meath(...)

The Q City business park in Hyderabad, India, which has been seized by local authorities from IBRC

India’s financial crime agency has seized control of Q City, an estimated $80 million office park in Hyderabad formerly owned by the family of Sean Qu(...)

Irish Water is regulated by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator paid €202,638 in bonuses to staff in 2017 as its deficit reduced by 15 per cent to €1.09 million. Th(...)

BAI  chief executive Michael O’Keeffe suggested he had no interest in asking ministers for extra powers to apply updated ownership and control rules on existing media owners. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Who remembers March 1991? Mary Robinson was three months into her presidency, while the United States had just obliterated Saddam Hussein’s army in th(...)

A contractor has received a criminal conviction  over electrical work that threatened a house fire in south Co Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

The criminal conviction of a contractor over electrical work that threatened a house fire in south Co Dublin should serve as a warning to all unregist(...)

The new Lidl store to reopen in Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght, Dublin. The German discounter has complained about rivals in the grocery sector routinely objecting to planning permissions that it seeks for new stores or extensions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As the German discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have found in the morass that is the Irish planning system, das Leben ist kein Ponyhof. Life is no p(...)

Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley in the national control room in Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A new wholesale electricity market that it is hoped could cut Irish energy bills by up to €200 million a year began operating on Monday. Utility regu(...)

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities will continue to ensure that electricity and gas are supplied safely and securely, and that there is a supply of reliable, clean water and efficient treatment of wastewater

The Energy regulator has undergone a name change to reflect is broadened remit, which now also covers water. The Commission for Energy Regulation (CE(...)

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