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 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 (...)

A six-year-old girl was admitted to hospital last month with cryptosporidium and e-coli. Photograph: Getty Images

Beaches may be closed by landowners along the southern shores of Clew Bay’s Wild Atlantic Way in a row over the quality of drinking water in the area.(...)

The €1.3bn project by Irish Water to supply the Greater Dublin and Midland regions with water from the river Shannon deserves the closest scrutiny. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish politicians and officials have a very poor record in forward planning and joined-up thinking. That is why the €1.3 billion project by Irish Wate(...)

The scene at the burst water main at Roughgrange, Donore, Co Meath in July 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some €18 billion is needed to improve Irish water infrastructure, including supply systems and wastewater treatment facilities, and to bring it up a r(...)

A 170km pipe would draw water from the Parteen Basin on the River Shannon in north Tipperary, in a move designed to meet future economic expansion to the east. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Plans to pump water from the River Shannon to Dublin have been criticised as having the potential for significant waste given the dilapidated state of(...)

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