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#Water

# water - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Wexford residents in battle over 'obnoxious' sewage sludge odour
# Adamstown
# Adamstown

Wexford residents in battle over 'obnoxious' sewage sludge odour

Mar 8th 2017, 12:01 AM 23,998 Views 29 Comments

Residents say the smell was so bad last summer that they could not leave their homes.

# water - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Water committee calls for refunds, but Fine Gael still wants to pursue 'non-compliant' households
# Waste
# Waste

Water committee calls for refunds, but Fine Gael still wants to pursue 'non-compliant' households

Mar 7th 2017, 1:35 PM 18,663 Views 172 Comments

Three out of five people think households should be charged for excessive water use.

# water - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Poll: Do you think people should be charged for excessive use of water?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think people should be charged for excessive use of water?

Mar 2nd 2017, 9:29 AM 27,633 Views 193 Comments

Coveney wants a charge for excessive usage.

# water - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get a refund?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get a refund?

Feb 28th 2017, 9:43 AM 42,944 Views 152 Comments

An Oireachtas committee is expected to recommend it.

# water - Saturday 18 February, 2017

You can now buy 'luxury' water from melted icebergs for €94
# Svalbarði
# Svalbarði

You can now buy 'luxury' water from melted icebergs for €94

Feb 18th 2017, 10:00 AM 15,469 Views 59 Comments

It has a superior mouth feel, apparently.

# water - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Ireland is being taken to court over waste water by the European Commission
# Serious Risks
# Serious Risks

Ireland is being taken to court over waste water by the European Commission

Feb 15th 2017, 1:02 PM 22,388 Views 79 Comments

The State has failed to ensure urban waste water is adequately treated, according to the Commission.

# water - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee
# Voices Heard
# Voices Heard

Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee

Feb 1st 2017, 10:34 PM 9,827 Views 40 Comments

The all-party Oireachtas group is looking at the future of water charges.

# water - Friday 13 January, 2017

Irish Water: 'We did not waste €70m on consultants'
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Irish Water: 'We did not waste €70m on consultants'

Jan 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 13,411 Views 79 Comments

Irish Water state the money was spent on experts that were needed to set up the utility.

# water - Monday 2 January, 2017

'It's bird, dog, horse, cow, and people poo': Swimmers warned to stay out of the water near Melbourne
# Beaches
# Beaches

'It's bird, dog, horse, cow, and people poo': Swimmers warned to stay out of the water near Melbourne

Jan 2nd 2017, 1:30 PM 36,388 Views 8 Comments

There’s a bit of a nasty surprise waiting in the water.

Water charges won't bring down this government, says Taoiseach
# Hell No H20
# Hell No H20

Water charges won't bring down this government, says Taoiseach

Jan 2nd 2017, 6:00 AM 8,210 Views 63 Comments

Kenny said Irish Water is “getting on with its work” and is making “real advances”.

# water - Sunday 25 December, 2016

How toxic water ruined a 'paradise' lake
# Paradise Lost
# Paradise Lost

How toxic water ruined a 'paradise' lake

Dec 25th 2016, 5:00 PM 16,082 Views 19 Comments

The water is a byproduct of industrialisation and aggressive agricultural practices upstream.

# water - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more
# Down The Drain
# Down The Drain

Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more

Dec 4th 2016, 8:45 AM 16,201 Views 181 Comments

To date, the State has spent €465 million on the water metering project.

# water - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again'
# Winter Storms
# Winter Storms

'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again'

Nov 29th 2016, 6:08 AM 9,676 Views 24 Comments

Fianna Fáil are calling for a UK-style flood insurance scheme to be introduced here.

# water - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

This is the route Irish Water wants its Shannon to Dublin pipeline to take
# Midlands And East
# Midlands And East

This is the route Irish Water wants its Shannon to Dublin pipeline to take

Nov 8th 2016, 8:34 AM 37,155 Views 100 Comments

The scheme will provide water for 40% of the country’s population up to 2050.

# water - Monday 7 November, 2016

Community thanked for patience as 'temporary' boil water notice is lifted after seven years
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Community thanked for patience as 'temporary' boil water notice is lifted after seven years

Nov 7th 2016, 2:45 PM 9,132 Views 28 Comments

Over 50 premises were affected in Burncourt, including a national school.

# water - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'

Oct 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 19,064 Views 184 Comments

Ruth Coppinger said her party will take the pay increase due to TDs, but it will go towards campaigns supports.

# water - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

All elective procedures postponed as difficulties with water quality at University Hospital Waterford continue
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

All elective procedures postponed as difficulties with water quality at University Hospital Waterford continue

Oct 19th 2016, 5:27 PM 14,970 Views 32 Comments

The issue has been caused by a lightning strike at a reservoir.

# water - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall
# Down The Drain
# Down The Drain

It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall

Oct 18th 2016, 7:04 PM 15,412 Views 113 Comments

The funding is to last for the period of the water charges suspension up to 2017.

# water - Friday 7 October, 2016

Patients at St James's unable to have water with tablets due to leak
# Leak
# Leak

Patients at St James's unable to have water with tablets due to leak

Oct 7th 2016, 7:45 PM 12,628 Views 31 Comments

Staff are currently being advised to limit showers and bathing for patients.

# water - Saturday 17 September, 2016

PICTURES: Thousands march on the streets of Dublin calling for the abolition of water charges
# To The Streets
# To The Streets

PICTURES: Thousands march on the streets of Dublin calling for the abolition of water charges

Sep 17th 2016, 6:19 PM 35,028 Views 220 Comments

Thousands gathered at Stephen’s Green under the Right2Water umbrella calling for the abolition of the charges.

# water - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Boil water notice lifted for almost 50,000 people in Mayo
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Boil water notice lifted for almost 50,000 people in Mayo

Sep 14th 2016, 8:12 AM 5,836 Views 27 Comments

It affected several areas including Castlebar, Westport and Claremorris.

# water - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

"Tens of thousands" expected to protest water charges (and the government's Apple decision)
# Right2Water
# Right2Water

"Tens of thousands" expected to protest water charges (and the government's Apple decision)

Sep 13th 2016, 1:32 PM 18,936 Views 119 Comments

Right2Water is asking people to take to the streets again, and organisers are preparing for a large turnout.

# water - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Could you drink only water for 10 days?
# H2Only
# H2Only

Could you drink only water for 10 days?

Sep 10th 2016, 10:00 AM 19,952 Views 28 Comments

An RNLI campaign wants you to try.

# water - Monday 5 September, 2016

A restaurant in Castlebar is making the most of the boil water notice
# Water Into Wine
From The Daily Edge
# Water Into Wine

A restaurant in Castlebar is making the most of the boil water notice

Sep 5th 2016, 9:55 AM 6,452 Views 0 Comments

“Can we get a jug of wine for the table please? Tap wine is fine”.

# water - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Up to 50,000 people hit by boil water notice in Mayo
# Cryptosporidium
# Cryptosporidium

Up to 50,000 people hit by boil water notice in Mayo

Sep 3rd 2016, 10:19 AM 16,237 Views 110 Comments

Castlebar, Claremorris and Westport are all affected.

# water - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Germans told to stockpile food and water in case of terrorist attack
# Stockpile
# Stockpile

Germans told to stockpile food and water in case of terrorist attack

Aug 27th 2016, 9:30 AM 23,786 Views 70 Comments

Critics have accused Chancellor Angela Merkel’s of scaremongering ahead of key state elections in September.

# water - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Five young men die in seaside tragedy in England
# Camber Sands
# Camber Sands

Five young men die in seaside tragedy in England

Aug 25th 2016, 12:45 PM 49,875 Views 13 Comments

Police believe the men were all in their late teens and early 20s and had gone to the beach together.

Britain wants a global ban on microbeads - so what's Ireland going to do about it?
# Eco-friendly
# Eco-friendly

Britain wants a global ban on microbeads - so what's Ireland going to do about it?

Aug 25th 2016, 6:03 AM 37,228 Views 37 Comments

There has been little or no mention of the effect microbeads have in Ireland – this call from British MPs might change that.

# water - Monday 15 August, 2016

One of the world's biggest jellyfish has been spotted in Irish waters - but don't pee on it if you get stung
# The Trouble Urine
# The Trouble Urine

One of the world's biggest jellyfish has been spotted in Irish waters - but don't pee on it if you get stung

Aug 15th 2016, 7:24 PM 65,662 Views 31 Comments

“As long as we’re careful, they need not be a danger.”

# water - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

One of the pools at the Olympics has turned green and the Irish are getting blamed
# Wasn't Us
# Wasn't Us

One of the pools at the Olympics has turned green and the Irish are getting blamed

Aug 10th 2016, 1:06 PM 50,255 Views 28 Comments

A venue spokesperson said that water tests found “no risk whatsoever to athletes’ health”.

# water - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

'Catastrophic': Up to 2m people without running water for four days in Aleppo
# Five Years Of War
# Five Years Of War

'Catastrophic': Up to 2m people without running water for four days in Aleppo

Aug 9th 2016, 10:01 PM 13,222 Views 98 Comments

Temperatures in the city hit 40 degrees Celsius today.

# water - Monday 1 August, 2016

Customers warned not to open Irish Water "account maintenance email"
# Fresh Water Phishing
# Fresh Water Phishing

Customers warned not to open Irish Water "account maintenance email"

Aug 1st 2016, 6:04 PM 24,785 Views 45 Comments

If you receive a suspicious mail like this, it’s recommended you check the sender and don’t click on any links.

# water - Monday 11 July, 2016

Irish Water revenue from bills slashed almost in half
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Irish Water revenue from bills slashed almost in half

Jul 11th 2016, 1:13 PM 24,402 Views 134 Comments

The suspension of charges was announced by the government as the fifth bill was being issued to customers.

# water - Friday 1 July, 2016

Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters
# Summer Safety
# Summer Safety

Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters

Jul 1st 2016, 3:34 PM 14,840 Views 13 Comments

The Coast Guard is particularly urging those who take part in shore-related activities to wear life jackets.

# water - Sunday 26 June, 2016

'There was peer-pressure involved': Father of drowned son speaks out on his loss
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'There was peer-pressure involved': Father of drowned son speaks out on his loss

Jun 26th 2016, 7:15 AM 32,742 Views 4 Comments

Irish Water Safety are calling on the public to take greater care when swimming.

# water - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches
# Pollution
# Pollution

Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches

Jun 7th 2016, 6:14 PM 24,047 Views 36 Comments

The council said there was water overflow from a pump station due to heavy rainfall.

# water - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Alan Kelly says he's been proven right about Irish Water
# Wrecking Ball
# Wrecking Ball

Alan Kelly says he's been proven right about Irish Water

Jun 1st 2016, 9:00 AM 37,845 Views 244 Comments

A statement from the European Commission would appear to tie the government’s hands on scrapping water charges.

# water - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Watch some water droplets be vaporised by a powerful X-ray laser
# Whoosh
# Whoosh

Watch some water droplets be vaporised by a powerful X-ray laser

May 24th 2016, 3:13 PM 11,284 Views 8 Comments

It was done to help better understand explosions caused by X-rays, information that could be used for future experiments.

# water - Monday 23 May, 2016

Now John Halligan says he'll vote WITH the government on water charges
# Whip It
# Whip It

Now John Halligan says he'll vote WITH the government on water charges

May 23rd 2016, 8:45 PM 33,843 Views 139 Comments

The new junior minister will support the government’s counter-motion, which will suspend the charges for nine months.

# water - Monday 16 May, 2016

Majority of Irish people think water charges should be refunded to those who have paid
# Claire Byrne Live
# Claire Byrne Live

Majority of Irish people think water charges should be refunded to those who have paid

May 16th 2016, 11:35 PM 13,354 Views 68 Comments

Just 8% don’t know what they think on the issue.