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 Tánaiste  Joan Burton: expressed concern that Irish Water not dealing with customer queries ‘efficiently, reliably and in a timely way’.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Water has rejected a suggestion by Fianna Fáil that performance-related payments or bonuses were paid to its staff this year. Fianna Fáil(...)

Protesters from the ‘We Won’t Pay’ campaign returning water packs collected at protests to Pearse Roe, of Irish Water, earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Many local authorities across the State have confirmed they will not intervene to ensure their tenants sign up with or pay their bills to Irish Water.(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin says he did not approve a bonus payments system for Irish Water staff. He said the Governmen(...)

The granny as she made her farewell journey through the streets of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place/FusionShooters

It seems the Irish hospitality proved too much for one 85-year-old visiting grandmother, whose Sunday lie-in left thousands waiting in anticipation in(...)

Frank ryan shown with Spanish anti-fascists in burgos death jail. Photograph: TG4

A small group of Limerick men who fought against Franco and fascism in the Spanish Civil War are to be honoured in their native city next weekend with(...)

St Senan’s Hospital is used by the HSE for same-day respite care and administrative offices, though the interior is in urgent need of repair. Photograph: Mary Browne

Why is it of interest? St Senan’s Hospital is an impressive large-scale hospital built in the Italianate style as a county lunatic asylum in the mi(...)

Cousins Emma (13) and Jordan (12) Pim at the Quaker memorial in Wyse Park, Waterford city, a former Quaker burial ground. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The contribution of the Quakers to life in Waterford is to be remembered this weekend with the unveiling of a memorial at the site of the first Quaker(...)

A former Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council Mary Harty has died. Cllr Harty who was in her fifties had been suffering with motor neuron disease. Photograph: Facebook/Mary Harty

A former Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council Mary Harty has died. Cllr Harty, who was in her 50s had been suffering with motor neurone dis(...)

Hundreds of  households  on the north side of Limerick city are being advised not to drink their water following concerns over lead contamination. Photograph: Getty Images.

Hundreds more householders living on the north side of Limerick city are being advised not to drink their water following concerns over lead contamina(...)

A file image of people enjoying the weather at  Brittas Bay in Co Wicklow. A bathing ban at the beach, in place since Thursday, has now been lifted. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A bathing ban at Brittas Bay in Co Wicklow, in place since Thursday, has been lifted today following improved water quality tests.Wicklow County Coun(...)

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