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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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “I really would appeal to people to heed the advice and not to use hosepipes”. Photograph:  Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked people “to do the right thing as citizens” and obey the hosepipe ban starting on Monday aimed at conserving water sup(...)

A month-long ban on the watering of gardens, washing cars or boats, and filling pools from public water supplies, using a hose, comes into force in the capital on Monday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Irish Water is increasing its phone line staff numbers in anticipation of reports of water wasting as the hose pipe ban comes into force across Dublin(...)

The watering of gardens attached to hotels or other businesses is banned, but garden centres and “visitor” gardens, such at the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, are exempt from the ban. Photograph: Getty Images

Bans on watering gardens, washing cars and filling pools from public water supplies could be faced by communities across the country to avoid nationwi(...)

Homes and businesses Dublin use on average 565 million litres a day, Irish Water said.

* Stop running the tap when you brush your teeth, wash or shave. This will save as much as 20 litres of water a time – if there are four people in the(...)

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