Sean Laffey

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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(...)

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(...)

 Seapoint is one of the beaches affected by the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Dublin City Council  warning to the public not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches because of a sewage leak at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant. Phototgraph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

Children under five should not play in sand at Dublin beaches where warnings not to swim are in place this weekend, a specialist in public health medi(...)

Walkers on Sandymount Strand in March this year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sewage overflows at Irish Water’s Ringsend water treatment plant happen around 15 times a year, but mostly in winter, the utility has said. The enti(...)

The Clonshaugh plant would be the second-largest sewage works in the State after the Ringsend plant in Dublin 4

More than 34,000 submissions were made in relation to the development of a new regional sewage plant for Dublin – most of which were objections to the(...)

The health of a large section of the Irish public is being put at risk because investment in waste water treatment infrastructure is not happening quickly enough, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Photograph: Eric Luke

The health of a large section of the Irish public is being put at risk because investment in waste water treatment infrastructure is not happening qui(...)

The Shannon river. Following extraction and treatment, water will be piped to a termination point reservoir in Co Dublin before connecting into the greater Dublin network. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Existing water supply sources “do not have the capacity or resilience to meet future requirements of homes and businesses in Dublin and the midlands”,(...)

“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(...)

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