Irish Water

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A demonstrator wears a hard hat with a tap on the top during a Right2Change protest in February. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/AFP/Getty Images

On radio yesterday morning, the newly elected People before Profit TD Bríd Smith suggested Irish Water should be closed down, the workers reassigned t(...)

The State has a clapped-out water and sewage system which is going to take many years, and billions of euro, to put right. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Whether Irish Water and/or water charges are abolished by any incoming administration will not make one bit of difference to the fact that the Republi(...)

Irish Water says abolition of the charges would put Ireland in breach of European rules on the water framework directive and Europe’s “polluter pays” principle. Photograph: Getty Images

The abolition of Irish Water by a new government would cost the State up to €7 billion over the next five years, according to internal estimates by th(...)

About 10,000 homeowners in east Cork have been issued with a boil water notice for the third time since the start of the year amid concerns the water supply in the area may be contaminated. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

About 10,000 homeowners in east Cork have been issued with a boil water notice for the third time since the start of the year amid concerns the water (...)

Thousands of households in east Cork have been issued a boil water notice amid concerns that the water supply in the area may be contaminated.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Thousands of households in east Cork have been issued a boil water notice amid concerns that the water supply in the area may be contaminated. Irish (...)

Fine Gael and Labour are both considering linking the maximum amount a householder will pay in water charges to the rate of inflation if re-elected to office.

Fine Gael and Labour are both considering linking the maximum amount a householder will pay in water charges to the rate of inflation if re-elected to(...)

Irish Water says 61 per cent of customers have paid their bill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Claims by Irish Water that 61 per cent of its customers were now paying water charges have been rejected by one of the TDs most prominent in the anti-(...)

Irish Water defends payments for legal, audit, IT and financial services.

Irish Water paid out more than €3.7 million in fees to external consultants to provide it with expert services between March and August this (...)

Unions  decided to ballot members for industrial action after  Irish Water said it intended ‘to reduce the local authority workforce in the company by up to 1,500 by 2021’.

Local authority workers providing services for Irish Water have voted for industrial action in a dispute over proposed staffing cuts. In ballots count(...)

A man who threatened Irish Water workers with a realistic imitation handgun tucked into his tracksuit bottoms has received a two and half year suspend(...)

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