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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C


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# Irish Water
'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.
'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.
# 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.
# water worries
Water supplies running low in many areas due to dry weather
There are shortages in parts of Donegal, Galway and Westmeath.
# Shelling
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.
# Sao Paulo
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.
# Cork
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.
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.
# News Fix
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.
# restaurant association of ireland
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 Restrictions
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 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.
'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.