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 Waters tanks at Skerries Point Shopping Centre, Skerries, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Water restrictions in Skerries and surrounding areas are to be temporarily lifted. Irish Water confirmed the move in a statement on Monday, saying th(...)

Storm Emma  washed away sand near Portrane leading to one family being forced to leave their beach home last April. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Engineers have been brought in to help fight serious coastal erosion in north Dublin that is threatening seaside properties in the wake of Storm Emma.(...)

Consumer spending as a whole in the Republic rose by 3.8 per cent year on year and for a 14th consecutive month, Visa’s index for April showed. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Online consumer spending or ecommerce is rising at 10 times the rate of traditional face-to-face spending, according to the Visa’s latest Irish consum(...)

FBD is investing in its 34-strong branch network and a rebranding programme. It plans to open a second Dublin branch on Baggot Street in June

FBD Insurance expects to take a hit of nearly €7 million as a result of claims from Storm Emma, one of the worst snowstorms to hit Ireland in decades.(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Roger Smith’s J109 Wakey Wakey was the winner of the pre-season ISORA race in Dun Laoghaire last weekend.

Poolbeg yacht Wakey Wakey starts as a favourite in Sunday’s first race of the ISORA season but the River Liffey-based J109 will be up against some new(...)

Met Éireann’s Evelyn Cusack in Glasnevin for the launch of Met Éireann’s  new mobile app and website. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

It was providential timing that Met Éireann launched its new app and seven-day forecast on the first day of spring. The sun gleamed off the glass pane(...)

The new machines are expected to accept credit and debit card payments.

The Government is to propose the roll-out of pay-as-you-go water metering for social housing in a move likely to spark fresh protests and political op(...)

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