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Irish Water has lifted all remaining water conservation orders that were in place around the country. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Irish Water has lifted all remaining water conservation orders that were in place around the country. Orders restricting water use, a so-called hosep(...)

Prof Edgar Morgenroth of DCU says that Irish Water should be investing in major repairs in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pumping water from the Shannon to Dublin without repairing leaks “is like throwing money out a window” according to a professor of economics. Prof Ed(...)

While the hoods are  Garda-issued, many in the force say they were being worn on North Frederick Street on Tuesday night to guard against online intimidation. Photograph: Jack Power

Comments from inside the Garda on the fire-retardant “hoods” or balaclavas worn by gardaí at the Take Back the City housing crisis protest in Dublin h(...)

An Irish Water meter being installed.  “A sense of trying to achieve too much too soon is suggested by  by the approach to the overall water sector reform programme,” said Mr O’Leary.

Government policy on property tax succeeded where water charges failed because a “too much, too soon” approach was taken to the latter, economist Jim (...)

Hosepipe ban was yet another a short-term initiative when a long-term plan is urgently required. Photograph: Tom Honan

As more than 3,000 water experts from around the world met in Stockholm last week for World Water Week, Ireland’s water utility announced that a hosep(...)

Dublin’s water supply remains ‘on a knife-edge’. This year, Ireland may have received a taste of things to come. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Something is seriously wrong when one per cent of households use one-quarter of all the potable and expensive drinking water that is produced. That is(...)

The CSO data shows that in 2016, 37% of total water use was accounted for by just 10% of households. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Domestic water consumption has dropped significantly following efforts to fix household leaks, new data of metered households shows. Figures released(...)

Cooling off near Killiney Beach during the heatwave earlier this summer. Below-average rainfall levels have been forecast for August and September. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin is experiencing its worst drought since records began in 1850, and scientists at Maynooth University are warning that “we are potentially far f(...)

Irish Water corporate affairs manager Kate Gannon said conserving water was ‘a new conversation’ for many people.

COLIN GLEESON More than 50 per cent of people underestimate average daily personal water usage by half, according to a survey commissioned by Irish W(...)

“The Minister has requested Ervia to prepare a plan for separation which ensures that momentum is not lost.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government has urged the semi-State utility company Ervia to prepare a plan for the separation of its Irish Water division in a way that does not (...)

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