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Dublin’s Phoenix Park during the prolonged hot, dry spell. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Values will be back in the mid- to high 20s by the weekend, Met Éireann has said. The weather over the next week is set to be dry with some scattere(...)

Eoghan Murphy: he has received advice from the Attorney General  on potential wording for a referendum on enshrining public ownership of water services in the Constitution.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Water is to be separated from Ervia and established as a single national utility to operate the State’s water services. The proposals, which we(...)

Plumes of smoke billow from the Slieve Bloom mountains as gorse fires continue to burn. Photograph: Tom O'Hanlon

Irish Water’s hosepipe ban is to be extended nationwide on Friday with fewer than 20 domestic users having been reported for water misuse since the me(...)

A water tanker near Vartry Reservoir in Co Wicklow. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Why is it that we cannot seem to get things accomplished unless we are in the midst of a crisis? Things have to be going drastically wrong before the (...)

Come in the water's fresian: Calves on John Tilson’s farm at Gartnaskill, Co Cavan, cool off in the warm weather. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The vast majority of the country officially enters a state of “absolute drought” today with no rainfall recorded at 24 out of 25 weather stations duri(...)

The job will involve protecting Irish Water customers and playing “a key role in the transformation of water and wastewater services in Ireland”. Photograph: iStock

The State’s utility regulator has advertised the role of director of water, a role that will include responsibility for delivering new policies on exc(...)

The highest rates of domestic water consumption in Dublin are generally recorded in the most affluent suburbs while the lowest are in less well-off ne(...)

A water tanker near Vartry Reservoir in Co Wicklow as a ban on hosepipes is likely to be extended to other parts of Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish Water has said it has received “less than ten” reports of people abusing the hosepipe ban, since the ban came into effect on Monday morning. The(...)

Just 2%  of treated water is drunk, with the remainder of domestic consumption going on bathroom and kitchen use, and some 7%  on customer-side leaks. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Water fears that the current drought may see pressure on water supplies extend well beyond the summer months and possibly over next winter. Wit(...)

File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ross Walsh It was business as usual in Dublin’s car washes on Monday, despite concerns of potential water shortages due to the current heatwave. The(...)

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