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Kieran Mulvey: renewed appeals to donate refunds  to homeless charities were made by the chairman of the Refund Project oversight group over the Christmas period

Donations of Irish Water refunds to homeless charities has reached more than €850,000 as almost all households have received cheques. The Refund Pro(...)

The Vartry water treatment plant at Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála has upheld a decision to grant planning permission for an upgrade of one of Dublin’s key water supplies, the Vartry reservoir near Ro(...)

Irish Water says the  covered Stillorgan reservoir is due to be operational by 2020, and  will have capacity to support growth to 2031.

An Bord Pleanála has given Irish Water permission to construct a new €80 million covered reservoir in Stillorgan, south Co Dublin. The current Stillo(...)

A householder collects water from a tanker due a boil-water notice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Poor oversight of private water supplies may be putting the health of up to 750,000 people in the State at risk, the Environmental Protection Agency h(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses   near Blanchardstown. File photograph: Collins

Refunds for those who paid their water charges have started to arrive at households around the country. Irish Water said the refund process began on(...)

Irish Water is set to issue almost one million refund cheques. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

About 3,000 people have called Irish Water every day since the beginning of the month to change address details so refund cheques can be processed. A(...)

In a joint statement the charities asked that those who can afford to would forego the refund and would consider using the money to help Ireland’s 8,000 homeless people, more than 3,000 of whom are children. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Peter McVerry Trust, Simon Community, and Focus Ireland have joined forces to appeal to the public to donate their water charge refunds to help co(...)

People taking part in an anti-water charges protest. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Water is this week launching a campaign aimed at ensuring everyone who paid the controversial charges will have their money returned as soon as (...)

The latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on urban waste-water treatment is a grim account of failure to provide adequate infrastructure(...)

Irish Water: the EPA criticises persistent delays on infrastructure projects. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Water has come in for sustained criticism in the latest Environmental Protection Agency report on urban waste-water treatment. The report criti(...)

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