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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(...)

The Shannon river. Following extraction and treatment, water will be piped to a termination point reservoir in Co Dublin before connecting into the greater Dublin network. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Existing water supply sources “do not have the capacity or resilience to meet future requirements of homes and businesses in Dublin and the midlands”,(...)

“Over half of the water produced is used in our homes and businesses. The rest, 658m litres of water, is lost through leaking pipes every day”

Irish Water has rejected the concerns of hundreds of objectors to its plan to extract water from the river Shannon and pipe it to Dublin in a €1.3 bil(...)

Both parties have lodged objections to compulsory purchase orders  sought by Irish Water. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Irish Water wants to increase capacity of the system serving Newbrige to facilitate growth of the town. It needs to upgrade the Upper Liffey Valley (...)

The Government’s new River Basin Management Plan will overhaul management of 190 bodies of water nationally. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

The Government has unveiled a multi-billion euro investment programme to improve the quality and management of Irish water - two years after it was su(...)

The Liffey accounts for  over 80% of Dublin’s water supply, extracting 40% of all its waters, close to the upper threshold of environmental and sustainable limits.  Photograph: Getty Images

Political Correspondent The short snowy shock of Storm Emma brought a powerful reminder of a worrying Irish political contradiction. This is how it is(...)

A full water service is expected in Dublin next weekend for St Patrick’s Day festivities.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

Water restrictions in the Dublin area will continue for the foreseeable future, Irish Water has said. Eamon Gallen, general manager of Irish Water s(...)

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