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Irish Water said the documentary ‘was considered the most cost-effective way to tell a very complex story’. Photograph: Irish Water

Irish Water spent over €800,000 on a feature-length documentary commissioned as part of a public information campaign on how Ireland uses water, recor(...)

The Leixlip water treatment plant where ‘turbidity’ or cloudy water due to suspended particles forced a temporary shutdown affecting 600,000 people. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Four alarms warning about the increased cloudiness of water at a Co Kildare water treatment plant that led to a boil water notice affecting 600,000 pe(...)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy  told Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday the legislation would be applied in a proportionate and fair way. Photograph: Sam Boal/

The Cabinet has approved new legislation that will allow the development of the controversial €1.3 billion pipeline that will extract water from the R(...)

A view of the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish Water has said there remains a risk of overflow of wastewater into Dublin Bay, following the failure of two pumps at the Ringsend Wastewater Tre(...)

The notice in Granard, Co Longford was brought into force on November 9th by Irish Water. Photograph: iStock

Granard in Co Longford is currently subject to a boil-water notice, which is causing much disruption to the local community of 2,500 households. The (...)

The Hydrolight testing water for E.coli bacteria in Crosshaven, Co Cork

A sensor system that can for the first time detect E.coli bacteria in contaminated water and enable remote monitoring of supplies has been developed b(...)

Poolbeg Ringsend water treatment facility was built for a capacity of 1.64 million people but it has to cope with demand that can reach 2.3 million. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy / Dublin City Shots

The pace at which Irish Water is fixing deficiencies in waste water treatment infrastructure “is too slow”, as raw sewage continues to be released int(...)

 Irish Water said the old treatment plant at Leixlip remains vulnerable and it is working with Fingal County Council  to minimise the risk of another boil water notice.

A boil water notice affecting 600,000 people in the greater Dublin area has been lifted with immediate effect. The notice, reimposed on November 4th (...)

The utility has said there is little point in providing water tankers for use by schools and hospitals as water from a tanker would have to be boiled, and is therefore no different to that which is available in taps in affected premises.  Photograph: File/iStock

Irish Water is awaiting the results of a water quality audit of its Leixlip plant due on Tuesday afternoon before any decision is made to lift a boil (...)

Those in the areas affected by the boil water notice can use only boiled or bottled water for drinking and in food preparation.

Irish Water has said it cannot determine what impact a new yellow weather warning will have on the current boil water notice affecting more than 600,0(...)

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