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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(...)

 Irish Water warned that if the summer and autumn continued to be dry and hot, levels of treated water could come under pressure later in the year. Photograph: iStock

Warm weather and a lack of rain are putting Irish water supplies under pressure with experts warning of potential for shortages later in the year and (...)

Filtering the water: The main issues affecting Irish water supplies, the EPA annual report  concluded, are high levels of disinfection products in supplies; excessive levels of pesticide  in some supplies and large numbers of lead pipe connections in properties. File photograph: Getty Images

The need for major investment by Irish Water to improve the security of public water supplies to comply with health standards and to avoid water restr(...)

The Vartry reservoir in Co Wicklow. A prolonged dry spell could lead to water shortages with reductions in pressure, Irish Water warned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Dublin region is “on a knife edge” using 600 million litres of water a day – exactly on the limit of water production per day, according to Irish (...)

 Waters tanks at Skerries Point Shopping Centre, Skerries, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Water restrictions in Skerries and surrounding areas are to be temporarily lifted. Irish Water confirmed the move in a statement on Monday, saying th(...)

Residents collecting water for their homes at Barnageeragh Cove in Skerries.

Residents in the coastal town of Skerries in north Dublin say they are living in “third world conditions” after being left without running water for d(...)

Workers try to repair the burst water pipe at Staleen. Photograph: Paul Mohan

Irish Water says it has repaired a water pipeline that serves thousands of homes in Drogheda, Co Louth and east Co Meath. However, the utility says (...)

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