Irish Water

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“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(...)

There are around 17,500 people outside Dublin with no water supply and 35,000 with a restricted supply.

Water shortages will remain “one of the big issues” for emergency management for weeks to come, the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) said (...)

Emma Collins: Irish Water need to inform the public how long water restrictions will continue for

A mother with a four-month-old baby but no water since Tuesday evening has said “it’s been a bit of a nightmare”. Michelle Geoghegan (31) lives with (...)

“When analysis of our home’s metered data convinced Irish Water that the unusually high usage suggested a leak, contractors spent several sweaty summer days digging in multiple locations to find it and repair the holes, at no charge.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Abroad last week, a few of us squinted at John Major’s powerful speech on a phone and exhaled. His evisceration of the hard Brexiteers with their witl(...)

In addition to the Dublin restrictions, there were about 20,500 people with no  water and 47,000 with reduced flow

Irish Water has apologised after thousands of households across the State again faced a reduced supply overnight, but the utility firm warned that the(...)

A combination of burst pipes,  people remaining in their houses for days, and  a minority selfishly leaving taps running to prevent freezing conspired to increase water usage by 10%  across the capital

A fortnight ago Irish Water appeared before an Oireachtas committee to discuss issues related to its remit. During the hearing its managing director G(...)

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