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#Irish Water

From TheJournal.ie Concerns North East water crisis could happen in other parts of the country Irish Water

Concerns North East water crisis could happen in other parts of the country

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said there are antiquated pipes that need to be fixed all over the country.

From TheJournal.ie Supermarkets as far south as Dublin are being cleared out of water as shortage enters sixth day Bottled

Supermarkets as far south as Dublin are being cleared out of water as shortage enters sixth day

Retailers are struggling to keep up with demand.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces called in to assist with water shortage in Louth and east Meath Drogheda

Defence Forces called in to assist with water shortage in Louth and east Meath

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended the response to the “biggest crisis Irish Water has faced” so far.

From TheJournal.ie Saucepans, tankers, and cancelled holidays: How the Irish town with no water is pulling together Drogheda Drought

Saucepans, tankers, and cancelled holidays: How the Irish town with no water is pulling together

Thousands will be left without drinkable water for at least six days.

From TheJournal.ie Old pipes are making it more difficult to restore the water to Drogheda and east Meath Water Outage

Old pipes are making it more difficult to restore the water to Drogheda and east Meath

A normal supply is expected to be restored on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water says Drogheda supply won't be restored until Thursday Water

Irish Water says Drogheda supply won't be restored until Thursday

The company said it must completely shut off water in order to ensure supply to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda is maintained.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're over 36 hours without water' - Irish Water slammed locally for response to supply crisis in north-east Critical

'We're over 36 hours without water' - Irish Water slammed locally for response to supply crisis in north-east

The water crisis, which began on Friday afternoon, is now unlikely to be solved before Monday evening at the earliest.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal residents concerned after sewage spill at Irish Water treatment plant Effluent

Donegal residents concerned after sewage spill at Irish Water treatment plant

The incident happened at the Dungloe plant.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the questions on water charges you want answered Explainer

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

FINALLY. Talk about water charges might be coming to an end as the government figure out how to give the cash back.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 10,000 Irish Water customers issued boil notice after E.Coli detection Offaly

Almost 10,000 Irish Water customers issued boil notice after E.Coli detection

A full investigation is being carried out into the cause of the outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie 35,000 Corkonians won't have water overnight Shutdown

35,000 Corkonians won't have water overnight

It’s so that work can be carried out on a pipe that is at risk of bursting.

From TheJournal.ie Water supplies running low in many areas due to dry weather Water Worries

Water supplies running low in many areas due to dry weather

There are shortages in parts of Donegal, Galway and Westmeath.

From TheJournal.ie Water services return to Cork city after burst pipe cuts off supply Cut Off

Water services return to Cork city after burst pipe cuts off supply

Homes, businesses and hospitals were left without water on one of the hottest days of the year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unseasonably dry weather' to blame for ramping up of water restrictions Aran Islands

'Unseasonably dry weather' to blame for ramping up of water restrictions

Starting tonight, water restrictions will be extended on the Aran Islands from 9pm to 8am on a daily basis.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion' Jobstown

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

From TheJournal.ie Two state-backed bodies are doing battle over long-awaited sewerage plans for Kerry Building And Property

Two state-backed bodies are doing battle over long-awaited sewerage plans for Kerry

The dispute hinges on the future of Lough Leane, a popular tourist and fishing spot.

From TheJournal.ie Jobstown defendant said Joan Burton could 'take sanctuary in church' Protest

Jobstown defendant said Joan Burton could 'take sanctuary in church'

Seven men are accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste during a water charges protest in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water wants to spend around €50 million upgrading the sewers in Blanchardstown, Meath and Kildare In The Sewers

Irish Water wants to spend around €50 million upgrading the sewers in Blanchardstown, Meath and Kildare

The proposed project will be located along the Tolka River Valley in Blanchardstown.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tourists won't be able to take a shower' - Aran Island locals worried as water restrictions kick in Running Low

'Tourists won't be able to take a shower' - Aran Island locals worried as water restrictions kick in

Starting tonight, water restrictions will be imposed on Inis Oirr from 11pm to 7am on a daily basis.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland could be in trouble if it doesn't take action on contaminated drinking water Water Supply

Ireland could be in trouble if it doesn't take action on contaminated drinking water

Trihalomethane contamination in the Irish water supply could land the government in trouble with the EU.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: How much water do we actually use? All The Facts

FactFind: How much water do we actually use?

And how many households fall into the “excessive use” category of 1.7 times the average?

From TheJournal.ie 10% of Irish households are using four times as much water as the rest of the country Water Waste

10% of Irish households are using four times as much water as the rest of the country

New figures from the CSO show that usage of water in Ireland is heavily skewed by a small fraction of consumers.

From TheJournal.ie Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton Jobstown

Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton

Over 100 potential jurors were called in a random ballot and a jury of five women and seven men were selected.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan: 'I think Irish Water has seen the test of time' No Regrets

Phil Hogan: 'I think Irish Water has seen the test of time'

Ivan Yates said that people see Hogan as the “bogeyman of Irish Water” in a radio interview today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with people being charged for excessive water use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with people being charged for excessive water use?

The Dáil is set to debate water charges today.

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU says Irish Water workers are not overpaid after reports of €5,000 bonuses for all staff Performance Related

SIPTU says Irish Water workers are not overpaid after reports of €5,000 bonuses for all staff

It’s reported that staff receive perks such as car allowances and fitness instructors as well as health insurance packages for executives and their spouses.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved The Heat Is On

Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved

The impasse between the country’s two biggest parties shows no signs of abating.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're on the verge of a really important victory': Large crowds gather in Dublin for Right2Water protest Water Water Everywhere

'We're on the verge of a really important victory': Large crowds gather in Dublin for Right2Water protest

Crowds turned out in Dublin today for the demonstration.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction Water Charges

Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction

The minister has said some of the wording agreed by the committee is “deeply ambiguous” and at odds with the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael says water committee report is illegal and it won't support it Water Charges

Fine Gael says water committee report is illegal and it won't support it

The water committee will reconvene tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie There was a right old barney in the water committee today - so what's going on? Water Fight

There was a right old barney in the water committee today - so what's going on?

The water committee could fall at the final hurdle.

From TheJournal.ie Finally: Water committee close to a deal on the future of charges Water Water Everywhere

Finally: Water committee close to a deal on the future of charges

The definition of water wastage has been defined as 1.7 times the average usage has been agreed by the committee.

From TheJournal.ie Just fining people for wasting water won't be enough says EU commissioner Water Charges

Just fining people for wasting water won't be enough says EU commissioner

The issue of water charges will be back on the agenda in Leinster House this week.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water guilty of sewage pollution at four plants across the country Rotten

Irish Water guilty of sewage pollution at four plants across the country

Tests of the discharge showed excessive emissions of ammonia as well as phosphorus.

From TheJournal.ie Public ownership of water just got one step closer to being enshrined in the Constitution Irish Water

Public ownership of water just got one step closer to being enshrined in the Constitution

The water committee agreed, unanimously without a vote, that it is in favour of placing Irish Water in public ownership in the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie So many questions... what's happening with water charges? Water Water Everywhere

So many questions... what's happening with water charges?

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are at loggerheads over water charges… again.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water issued a small business a bill of over €200,000 for 3 months Leaky Pipes

Irish Water issued a small business a bill of over €200,000 for 3 months

Although the utility cannot comment on individual accounts, they said that a huge amount could be because of outstanding debt.

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,500 complaints made to Irish Water in three months over poor service H2 Woah

Over 4,500 complaints made to Irish Water in three months over poor service

Some of the main issues concerned water quality and customer service.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water: 'We did not waste €70m on consultants' Water Charges

Irish Water: 'We did not waste €70m on consultants'

Irish Water state the money was spent on experts that were needed to set up the utility.

From TheJournal.ie Regulator denies saying water metering programme should be abandoned Water Charges

Regulator denies saying water metering programme should be abandoned

Irish Water and the Commission of Energy Regulation were before the Oireachtas committee today.