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Helen Rochford-Brennan in her Tubbercurry home, Co Sligo, where precautions must be taken when using the water. Photograph Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

Helen Rochford-Brennan has sticky notes beside every tap in her home with a simple message: do not drink water. She and husband Seán Brennan are amon(...)

Irish Water managing director Eamon Gallen: ‘We want to avoid people paying these charges not to enforce them.’

Raw sewage from the equivalent of 86,000 people is flowing into Irish waterways every day, a health threat the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) s(...)

Parteen Weir on Lough Derg is part of the Shannon water system. Irish Water plans to build a 170 km long pipe from the Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish Water insists the €1.3 billion project to pipe water from the river Shannon to Dublin will not be delayed by a review of the proposal. The inde(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency says no E.coli testing was reported for 711 small private water supplies during 2017. Photograph: Getty

The Environmental Protection Agency has highlighted serious health risks arising from creches, nursing homes and hotels using their own wells for drin(...)

One of the red herrings in the acrimonious debate that led to the abandonment of Irish Water’s plan to introduce a graduated system of household water charges was the claim that this was a first step towards the privatisation of water. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Government’s decision to hold a referendum aimed at ensuring that water supply is retained in public ownership is a positive move which should pav(...)

The planned amendment to the Constitution would stipulate that ownership of a water services authority must be retained by the State or a State-controlled body. File photograph: Getty Images

The outline of a proposed referendum to keep in public ownership any company or authority responsible for the supply of water services is to set to be(...)

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 (...)

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