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#Water

# water - Thursday 31 August, 2017

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21
# Keeping It Clean
# Keeping It Clean

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21

Aug 31st 2017, 7:46 AM 17,726 Views 52 Comments

A major study by the EPA has put the spotlight on Ireland’s water quality.

# water - Friday 18 August, 2017

Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire
# Uneasy Jet
# Uneasy Jet

Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire

Aug 18th 2017, 8:03 AM 32,243 Views 50 Comments

The Coast Guard said that it received a number of calls about the vehicles at Seapoint yesterday evening.

# water - Sunday 6 August, 2017

If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember

Aug 6th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,118 Views 12 Comments

While temperatures out of the water can rise, the temperatures in the water rarely exceed 15C.

# water - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Water supply returning to thousands of homes after burst pipe in Meath repaired
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Water supply returning to thousands of homes after burst pipe in Meath repaired

Aug 1st 2017, 9:59 PM 24,361 Views 92 Comments

Between 5,000 and 10,000 homes were without water in Navan town today.

# water - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Water returns to Louth and Meath after a 'complex' repair - Irish Water
# Hold Your Water
# Hold Your Water

Water returns to Louth and Meath after a 'complex' repair - Irish Water

Jul 27th 2017, 4:30 PM 29,261 Views 82 Comments

The water being produced by the fixed main may be discoloured but is still drinkable.

Almost 1,300km of old water pipes will be replaced around Ireland in 5 years
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Almost 1,300km of old water pipes will be replaced around Ireland in 5 years

Jul 27th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,098 Views 15 Comments

It’s possible that the water crisis that’s left thousands in Meath and Louth without water could happen elsewhere.

# water - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip
# Out And Aboat
# Out And Aboat

RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip

Jul 26th 2017, 6:27 PM 22,968 Views 8 Comments

One person was taken to hospital.

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

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

Jul 26th 2017, 9:44 AM 13,503 Views 168 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 26th 2017, 12:01 AM 24,538 Views 95 Comments

Retailers are struggling to keep up with demand.

# water - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 25th 2017, 12:05 AM 27,751 Views 126 Comments

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

# water - Monday 24 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 24th 2017, 8:29 PM 13,317 Views 125 Comments

A normal supply is expected to be restored on Thursday.

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

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

Jul 24th 2017, 7:13 AM 17,449 Views 140 Comments

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

# water - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy
# SAN ANTONIO
# SAN ANTONIO

Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy

Jul 23rd 2017, 12:05 PM 21,176 Views 9 Comments

The tragedy was discovered after one of the people involved emerged from the truck and asked a passerby for some water.

# water - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded
# Pay Back
# Pay Back

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded

Jul 12th 2017, 4:17 PM 9,749 Views 57 Comments

Officials are in negotiations with the EU for a special deal to pay around €160 million in water charge refunds.

# water - Saturday 8 July, 2017

The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'
# Rain Or Shine
# Rain Or Shine

The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'

Jul 8th 2017, 8:30 PM 24,388 Views 5 Comments

We talk to members of the die-hard community of swimmers who come to the Dublin spot every day.

# water - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach
# Hero
# Hero

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach

Jul 4th 2017, 10:08 PM 49,740 Views 19 Comments

Michelle Cremin from Cork braved a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.

# water - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

35,000 Corkonians won't have water overnight
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

35,000 Corkonians won't have water overnight

Jun 27th 2017, 12:38 PM 14,883 Views 22 Comments

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

# water - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Water supplies running low in many areas due to dry weather
# Water Worries
# Water Worries

Water supplies running low in many areas due to dry weather

Jun 22nd 2017, 3:18 PM 12,755 Views 69 Comments

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

# water - Thursday 8 June, 2017

3,500 complaints made to energy regulator - including one person who was wrongly charged €2,500
# Complaints
# Complaints

3,500 complaints made to energy regulator - including one person who was wrongly charged €2,500

Jun 8th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,721 Views 6 Comments

The regulator said it is important that customers know their rights.

# water - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
# Swimming
# Swimming

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 6,251 Views 5 Comments

Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.

# water - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Government working to refund water charges - but it could be done over a few years
# Better Have My Money
# Better Have My Money

Government working to refund water charges - but it could be done over a few years

May 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,268 Views 69 Comments

Cabinet agreed to give priority to the drafting of the Water Services Bill 2017 today.

# water - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Ireland has one of the largest populations of white-clawed crayfish but a plague is killing them
# Plague
# Plague

Ireland has one of the largest populations of white-clawed crayfish but a plague is killing them

May 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,177 Views 14 Comments

A total kill of the population is expected as the disease kills all white-clawed crayfish.

# water - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Sewage, animal faeces and bacteria among the reasons these 6 Irish beaches failed a quality test
# Water
# Water

Sewage, animal faeces and bacteria among the reasons these 6 Irish beaches failed a quality test

May 18th 2017, 7:31 AM 34,027 Views 53 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on Ireland’s bathing waters found that 93% met minimum EU standards.

# water - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

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

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

May 3rd 2017, 3:32 PM 7,538 Views 29 Comments

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

# water - Monday 1 May, 2017

FactFind: How much water do we actually use?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: How much water do we actually use?

May 1st 2017, 10:00 PM 29,816 Views 71 Comments

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

# water - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 25th 2017, 1:19 PM 17,655 Views 116 Comments

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

# water - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Government to propose its own microbeads ban, calling other parties' bills 'flawed and confused'
# Exfoliants
# Exfoliants

Government to propose its own microbeads ban, calling other parties' bills 'flawed and confused'

Apr 19th 2017, 6:25 AM 15,046 Views 18 Comments

The Green Party and Labour have proposed bills on banning microbeads. Fianna Fáil said they’re working on their own one. Now it’s Fine Gael’s turn.

# water - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Water charge refunds on the way, with conservation grant likely to be deducted
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Water charge refunds on the way, with conservation grant likely to be deducted

Apr 12th 2017, 10:03 PM 24,872 Views 61 Comments

Politicians are having their say on the water committee report tonight.

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

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

Apr 12th 2017, 9:08 AM 35,115 Views 249 Comments

The Dáil is set to debate water charges today.

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered
# Finally
# Finally

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

Apr 12th 2017, 6:35 AM 31,781 Views 145 Comments

Finally, after 22 meetings, the water committee has approved its final report.

# water - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Water committee told meters should be installed in all new houses
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Water committee told meters should be installed in all new houses

Apr 11th 2017, 2:36 PM 14,080 Views 187 Comments

The water committee has gotten fresh legal advice on the final report.

€467m on meters, but bitter water war could end up costing a lot more
# Water Fight
# Water Fight

€467m on meters, but bitter water war could end up costing a lot more

Apr 11th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,150 Views 42 Comments

The water committee is meeting again today to vote on its final report, but there are fears we’re on the brink of an election.

# water - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'It was a cock-up': Government chief whip says Fine Gael messed up with water charges
# Water Woes
# Water Woes

'It was a cock-up': Government chief whip says Fine Gael messed up with water charges

Apr 8th 2017, 2:26 PM 22,387 Views 122 Comments

Regina Doherty said that the party had made a “catastrophe” of trying to introduce water charges.

# water - Friday 7 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 7th 2017, 8:02 AM 16,270 Views 129 Comments

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

# water - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'We're not going to have a general election over water' - Could this be the row to take down the government?
# Generally Speaking
# Generally Speaking

'We're not going to have a general election over water' - Could this be the row to take down the government?

Apr 6th 2017, 11:53 AM 11,208 Views 70 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that the events of the last 24 hours were “very concerning”.

# water - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 5th 2017, 7:06 PM 17,024 Views 95 Comments

The water committee will reconvene tomorrow.

# water - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 4th 2017, 9:08 PM 16,241 Views 43 Comments

The water committee could fall at the final hurdle.

# water - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 29th 2017, 7:54 PM 16,596 Views 71 Comments

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

# water - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Sandyford residents will have to pay €10,000 for apartment fixes
# Beacon South Quarter
# Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford residents will have to pay €10,000 for apartment fixes

Mar 16th 2017, 9:31 AM 24,265 Views 78 Comments

It follows from a vote last night that decided residents should pay for water and fire hazard problems with the building.

# water - Thursday 9 March, 2017

60 schools, hotels and pubs which use private water supplies contaminated in 2015
# Water Contamination
# Water Contamination

60 schools, hotels and pubs which use private water supplies contaminated in 2015

Mar 9th 2017, 6:07 AM 7,421 Views 47 Comments

The figures are carried in a special report focusing on the quality of Private Water Supplies in Ireland.