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Irish Water plans to spend €370 million over the next 10 years replacing lead pipes. Photograph: Getty Images

No money has been paid out by the Department of the Environment in grants for households to replace lead pipes on their properties, since the scheme w(...)

Irish Water says it plans to spend €370m over the next decade replacing lead pipes. File photograph: Frank Miller

Irish Water says it plans to spend €370 million over the next decade replacing lead pipes and at least €78 million more treating water to stop lead co(...)

Lead piping excavated from the driveway of a home in Sandymount, Dublin last year. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Homeowners who have not paid their Irish Water bills will have the lead pipes leading to their properties replaced, the company has confirmed. Irish (...)

Water is a scare resource and one for which – most countries now accept – the user should have to pay.

Two-thirds of Irish Water customers have paid some or all of their charges, leaving the company with a revenue shortfall of €176 million. To date Iris(...)

Meath County Council has said it will continue to discriminate against housing tenants who have not paid water charges.

Meath County Council has said it will continue to discriminate against housing tenants who have not paid water charges. It said, however, that this (...)

The €33.4 million the utility company collected in the first quarter of this year was down almost a quarter on the figure for the last three months of 2015

Bills for Irish Water are dropping through the doors of very confused customers this week. Yesterday the utility released figures showing that the amo(...)

Minister of State for Disability Finian McGrath. ‘Imagine going to ask the AG if you should obey the law. It appears that he got the predictable answer and will pay his bill.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

When you’re in a hole, it’s best to stop digging. But on water charges our politicians just keep on going. Here is the latest position. 1. We are tol(...)

 ‘In November 2015, Irish Water announced that John Tierney (above) would be stepping down as managing director at the end of April 2016. Who is Irish Water’s managing director now?’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the most controversial aspects of the Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael deal is the treatment of Irish Water. While Irish Water will not be abolished, unde(...)

Legislation to suspend water charges will be introduced within six weeks of the new government coming to power

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil may plead that their talks covered more than Irish Water and the controversial water charges. However, reading the document (...)

Micheal Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Of course, the document on the deal between the two parties contains the usual “motherhood and apple pie” which Irish government agreements can never avoid.

The deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will, we must presume, provide the key details of the next government’s programme. This could change a bit(...)

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