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Irish Water 'may not be able to refund' more than 43,000 customers who paid water charges
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water 'may not be able to refund' more than 43,000 customers who paid water charges

May 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,563 Views 39 Comments

€177 million was provided to Irish Water last year to refund to some 995,000 domestic customers, that included €5 million in administration costs.

'Grave concerns': Two thirds of Cork seaside town’s sewage pumped directly into local harbour
# Castletownbere
# Castletownbere

'Grave concerns': Two thirds of Cork seaside town’s sewage pumped directly into local harbour

May 2nd 2018, 7:09 AM 15,568 Views 24 Comments

Irish Water received fines totalling €9,000 and was ordered to pay costs in three prosecutions by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Irish Water wants to pump water from Shannon to Dublin for first major upgrade in 60 years
# Parteen Option
# Parteen Option

Irish Water wants to pump water from Shannon to Dublin for first major upgrade in 60 years

Apr 24th 2018, 7:17 AM 29,386 Views 131 Comments

The utility is asking for planning permission for a pipeline to connect Shannon water to many parts of Leinster.

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels
# Treatment Plants
# Treatment Plants

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels

Apr 4th 2018, 6:11 PM 14,134 Views 38 Comments

A court heard drinking water from treatment plants had excessive levels of THMs.

Water restrictions scaled back but will be in place from 8pm to 6am over the weekend
# Emma Aftermath
# Emma Aftermath

Water restrictions scaled back but will be in place from 8pm to 6am over the weekend

Mar 9th 2018, 10:43 PM 16,544 Views 53 Comments

Around 12,750 homes around the country remain without water supply in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue
# Emma Aftermath
# Emma Aftermath

'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue

Mar 7th 2018, 7:47 PM 9,548 Views 76 Comments

Over 16,000 homes outside Dublin are still without water.

23,000 homes and businesses still without water
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

23,000 homes and businesses still without water

Mar 7th 2018, 9:09 AM 14,575 Views 89 Comments

Nighttime restrictions are expected to continue in some areas for days or weeks.

Water pressure to be reduced in greater Dublin area again tonight from 8pm until 6am
# No Water
# No Water

Water pressure to be reduced in greater Dublin area again tonight from 8pm until 6am

Mar 6th 2018, 6:45 PM 30,648 Views 91 Comments

This follows on from overnight restrictions for customers yesterday from 7pm last night and 7am this morning.

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation

Mar 6th 2018, 4:35 PM 43,449 Views 25 Comments

Farmers and the army are among those helping clear snow around the country.

Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow

Mar 5th 2018, 4:10 PM 59,784 Views 154 Comments

The water supply has come under great pressure in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply

Mar 5th 2018, 3:00 PM 18,937 Views 142 Comments

Water supply has been curtailed in some places due to increased demand – primarily from leaks in the system.

Thousands of homes still without water and power
# Cut Off
# Cut Off

Thousands of homes still without water and power

Mar 4th 2018, 10:49 AM 11,629 Views 24 Comments

Crews have been working through the night to restore service.

Increased demand: People asked to conserve water as supplies put under strain
# The Big Freeze
# The Big Freeze

Increased demand: People asked to conserve water as supplies put under strain

Mar 2nd 2018, 9:52 PM 17,247 Views 47 Comments

Increased demand and power outages are putting the country’s reservoirs under pressure, Irish Water said.

Householders warned NOT to leave their taps running during the freezing weather
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Householders warned NOT to leave their taps running during the freezing weather

Feb 27th 2018, 5:30 PM 159,793 Views 50 Comments

Here’s what you need to do to help prevent your water pipes from bursting.

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for Meath lifted
# Chlorine
# Chlorine

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for Meath lifted

Feb 8th 2018, 10:25 PM 8,292 Views 12 Comments

The warning was issued yesterday afternoon.

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for parts of Meath following reports of rashes
# Chlorine
# Chlorine

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for parts of Meath following reports of rashes

Feb 7th 2018, 5:10 PM 27,356 Views 57 Comments

Local TD Thomas Byrne said that he had received reports of children becoming “very sick” and “getting bad rashes”.

Boil water notice that affected 65,000 people lifted for several areas
# Wicklow And Dublin
# Wicklow And Dublin

Boil water notice that affected 65,000 people lifted for several areas

Feb 1st 2018, 10:53 PM 10,083 Views 14 Comments

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

Boil water notice remains in place for 65,000 people
# Wicklow And Dublin
# Wicklow And Dublin

Boil water notice remains in place for 65,000 people

Jan 31st 2018, 7:52 PM 13,715 Views 10 Comments

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience.

Boil water notice issued for Wicklow and south Dublin due to treatment plant mechanical failure
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Boil water notice issued for Wicklow and south Dublin due to treatment plant mechanical failure

Jan 29th 2018, 5:05 PM 27,766 Views 21 Comments

Roughly 65,000 people live in the area affected by the notice.

Galway family left without regular water supply for more than five years
# Connemara
# Connemara

Galway family left without regular water supply for more than five years

Jan 24th 2018, 5:59 AM 18,335 Views 39 Comments

Irish Water said local sources in the south Connemara area are not capable of supplying the volumes of water required.

Are your details up-to-date? 5% of water refund cheques have yet to be sent out
# Glass Almost Full
# Glass Almost Full

Are your details up-to-date? 5% of water refund cheques have yet to be sent out

Jan 15th 2018, 6:00 AM 6,392 Views 9 Comments

If you’re entitled to a refund and haven’t yet received one, Irish Water want you to get in touch to check your details.

A burst Irish Water pipe leaves family with just one bedroom to call home this Christmas
# Flooding
# Flooding

A burst Irish Water pipe leaves family with just one bedroom to call home this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2017, 6:00 AM 16,609 Views 28 Comments

A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace flooded 11 homes on 15 July in Limerick.

Group water schemes will have to pay for a licence under proposed new rules
# In Breach
# In Breach

Group water schemes will have to pay for a licence under proposed new rules

Dec 8th 2017, 6:10 AM 11,358 Views 29 Comments

The EU has commenced infringement proceedings against Ireland for its failure to introduce a licensing system.

Does Irish Water have your correct details? At least 19,000 customers need to get in touch so they can get their refund
# Refunds
# Refunds

Does Irish Water have your correct details? At least 19,000 customers need to get in touch so they can get their refund

Dec 7th 2017, 11:50 AM 13,894 Views 49 Comments

The water utility plans to send out over 100,000 emails and 30,000 texts to customers to ensure that the process is as efficient as possible.

If you got an email from Irish Water asking for updated bank details - it's not Irish Water
# Phishing In Irish Water
# Phishing In Irish Water

If you got an email from Irish Water asking for updated bank details - it's not Irish Water

Nov 28th 2017, 7:11 PM 38,449 Views 26 Comments

Irish Water issued the warning after they were made aware of a number of scams.

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday
# Christmas Bonus
# Christmas Bonus

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday

Nov 17th 2017, 5:12 PM 19,368 Views 62 Comments

Refunds totalling €173 million will be paid to 990,000 customers.

Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages
# Reuse
# Reuse

Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages

Nov 10th 2017, 2:50 PM 10,747 Views 76 Comments

The proposal is included within the National Water Resources Plan.

Government plans to post out as many water refunds as it can by Christmas
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Government plans to post out as many water refunds as it can by Christmas

Nov 7th 2017, 9:10 PM 15,174 Views 56 Comments

The Water Services Bill is in its final stages in the Dáil.

Mother and son awarded €20,000 after 'explosion of raw sewage' in bathroom
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Mother and son awarded €20,000 after 'explosion of raw sewage' in bathroom

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:25 PM 28,564 Views 34 Comments

Patricia Powell and her son were awarded the damages against Fingal County Council and Irish Water.

Irish Water refunds page set up as utility prepares to start sending out cheques

Irish Water refunds page set up as utility prepares to start sending out cheques

Nov 1st 2017, 6:01 AM 35,714 Views 35 Comments

Cheques will be sent to customers as Irish Water says this is the most effective method available.

Untreated raw sewage from the equivalent of 120,000 people is being pumped into Irish waters
# Waste Water
# Waste Water

Untreated raw sewage from the equivalent of 120,000 people is being pumped into Irish waters

Oct 24th 2017, 7:20 AM 22,569 Views 41 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency said serious investment is needed.

Over 80% of homes and businesses that lost power in Storm Ophelia are back online
# Power Up
# Power Up

Over 80% of homes and businesses that lost power in Storm Ophelia are back online

Oct 19th 2017, 8:28 AM 5,951 Views 17 Comments

All emergency service and hospital facilities have been reconnected.

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years
# Save The Dates
# Save The Dates

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years

Sep 26th 2017, 4:18 PM 39,207 Views 148 Comments

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.

Want your Irish Water refund? You may have to update your details
# Refunds
# Refunds

Want your Irish Water refund? You may have to update your details

Sep 25th 2017, 10:51 PM 32,797 Views 59 Comments

It was confirmed earlier this month that the utility will refund the full amount of their water charges before the end of the year.

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned?

Sep 20th 2017, 10:01 AM 24,185 Views 145 Comments

The government has agreed to a referendum on whether or not Ireland’s water utility should be publicly owned.

Water plant behind summer crisis in north east to be upgraded for €24 million
# Meath
# Meath

Water plant behind summer crisis in north east to be upgraded for €24 million

Sep 17th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,596 Views 13 Comments

200,000 people in the Meath and Louth areas were left without water as a result of a burst main near Drogheda in late July.

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland
# Drink Up
# Drink Up

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland

Sep 12th 2017, 6:05 AM 15,668 Views 24 Comments

58 have elevated levels of trihalomethanes and 25 lack adequate treatment to prevent cryptosporidium.

The former head of Irish Water walked away with a retirement package of nearly €600,000 last year
# John Tierney
# John Tierney

The former head of Irish Water walked away with a retirement package of nearly €600,000 last year

Sep 11th 2017, 9:23 PM 31,303 Views 116 Comments

The majority of the retirement package received by John Tierney when he left Irish Water came from pension entitlements.

Confirmed: Irish Water to refund water charges to customers by Christmas
# Expect A Cheque
# Expect A Cheque

Confirmed: Irish Water to refund water charges to customers by Christmas

Sep 6th 2017, 1:59 PM 63,379 Views 188 Comments

The refunds will be sent automatically – by cheque.

'It's a nuisance': Thousands of homes and businesses in Kerry are still without water
# Listowel
# Listowel

'It's a nuisance': Thousands of homes and businesses in Kerry are still without water

Sep 4th 2017, 3:25 PM 11,309 Views 58 Comments

Irish Water hopes to restore services throughout the day in Listowel.