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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(...)

For decades, successive governments failed to invest in water infrastructure, operated by local authorities. But when Irish Water was established to overhaul the system and a water charge was introduced, all hell broke loose. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A safe and dependable water supply contributes directly to the quality of life of citizens and promotes economic growth and social development. Yet th(...)

Irish Water says up to 93,000 households are experiencing water supply difficulties.

Restrictions on water supply will be in place across the greater Dublin area between 8pm on Tuesday until 6am on Wednesday. Irish Water has said the(...)

Mary Lynch on the road outside her home at Elm Mount Rise, Beaumont, with Joanne Lyons, Mary O’Farrell, Paul Goodson, Ben Mac Lochlainn and Herbie Farrell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Residents in north Dublin say they are “stressed and furious” amid a five-month stand-off with Irish Water over who should repair damaged sewage pipes(...)

Cairn’s chief executive Michael Stanley  confirmed  it was spending  €4.5m on roads for a new estate at Mariavilla in Maynooth, Co Kildare

Most would argue that it is fair enough that Cairn Homes pays something towards the cost of building water mains for a 400-home development that it is(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy said: “There is a world of difference between Irish Water’s plan for charges and their actual implementation. Water charges remain politically completely toxic.” File photograph: Getty Images

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy has said the introduction of excess water charges starting from next year could lead to a reintroduction of water charges in(...)

A report from the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) confirmed the suspension of water charges would continue until December 31st, 2018.

Irish Water has confirmed that plans are in place to introduce excess water charges from next year. A report from the Commission for Regulation of Ut(...)

Irish Water issued the warning on Wednesday afternoon due to increased chlorine levels in the water supply

Households in Co Meath have been told to not to use tap water for drinking, food preparation or washing. Irish Water issued the warning on Wednesday(...)

The boil-water notice was put in place on Monday as a precautionary measure to protect about 65,000 people served by the Vartry plant. File photograph: iStock

Irish Water has lifted a boil-water notice for about 65,000 people in south Co Dublin and Co Wicklow with immediate effect. The notice which was issu(...)

Kieran Mulvey: renewed appeals to donate refunds  to homeless charities were made by the chairman of the Refund Project oversight group over the Christmas period

Donations of Irish Water refunds to homeless charities has reached more than €850,000 as almost all households have received cheques. The Refund Pro(...)

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