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Fire at US Jim Beam warehouse destroys 45,000 barrels of bourbon, as alcohol flows into river
State officials are now worried that the runoff whiskey seeping into the Kentucky River could kill fish.
A plumber has been awarded €15,000 after a row over a urinal cleaning job
A Dublin-based Drain Doctor franchisee denied that it had fired the ex-worker.
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.
Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more
To date, the State has spent €465 million on the water metering project.
It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall
The funding is to last for the period of the water charges suspension up to 2017.
Ireland could be next to ban microbeads (if politicians can agree on it)
The Green Party has published a bill on the issue – but it needs cross-party support.
Bus strike latest: Passenger falls ill on Dart as commuters face more disruption
Unions say that the company has done nothing to stop the dispute.
Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017
It has also been revealed that the programme for installing domestic water meter is now under review following the suspension of charges.
Public toilets over 100 years old are demolished to clear way for Luas
The facility had been in use up until the 1990s.
Tullamore Dew and Bulmers are cutting jobs in Clonmel
The news was described as “genuinely shocking” for workers.
Think before you flush: 10-tonne fatberg removed from London sewer
The large blob was found in a drain in west London.
A fatberg the length of a Boeing 747 was found under a London street
The fatberg is made up of congealed fat and baby wipes.
Fianna Fáil attacks "gold-plated bonus culture" at Irish Water as costs are revealed
The Sunday Business Post reports that costs at the utility are twice that of companies in the UK.
14-tonne 'fatberg' discovered in London sewers
It’s a giant blob of congealed fat and wet wipes.