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# water-shortage - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'We need substantial winter rains': Hosepipe ban to remain until October in some areas

This warning comes after it emerged yesterday that the water supply in Dublin could fail after 70 days.

# water-shortage - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation

There are tense scenes on a daily basis as temperatures soar and India experiences water shortages.

# water-shortage - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

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.

# water-shortage - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Water supplies running low in many areas due to dry weather

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

# water-shortage - Friday 30 December, 2016

Pockets of fighting erupt after a calm start to Syria's new ceasefire

Rebels involving in fighting this morning are not covered by the ceasefire.

# water-shortage - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Protesters take to the streets of Brazil over their dwindling water supply

Angry protesters say local and national governments have neglected problems for too long.

# water-shortage - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Burst water main hits Cork water supply

The council says they are working on fixing the problem, but that water may be discoloured when it comes back.

# water-shortage - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Dublin City Council: We're not sure what the problem is but it's almost fixed

Dublin City Engineer Michael Phillips said climate change could have been one of the reasons behind the problem at the water treatment plant.

# water-shortage - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about remains found in Meath, Roy Keane and the property tax deadline.

Kildare Council increases output level from River Barrow to tackle water shortage

The council has also increased output from the Wellfield supply.

Authorities 'should offer compensation to restaurants' over water restrictions

The Restaurants Association of Ireland said that the restrictions are causing a loss to the restaurant industry of €400,000 per day.

# water-shortage - Friday 1 November, 2013

Water coming back on in Dublin - but three nights of restrictions to go

The water shortage is not believed to have affected emergency services last night on what is usually one of the busiest nights of the year for call-outs.

# water-shortage - Thursday 31 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Happy Halloween! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

Water restrictions causes outrage in the greater Dublin area

The water shortage was scheduled to end at 7am this morning, but will be back in place this evening.

# water-shortage - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

'Ireland is like a third world country when it comes to water supply'

The Irish Restaurant Association said businesses will be seriously affected by water restrictions saying they are paying the highest water rates in Europe and the water service should reflect that.