January 19, 2020

THE IRISH Republic’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has  warned that poorly constructed wells and inadequate monitoring are putting the health at risk of  the one million people in Ireland who...

October 13, 2019

A referendum in the Irish republic on keeping public water supply in public ownership is likely to be held in the first half of next year, a minister has revealed.

John Phelan, a junior minis...

September 29, 2019

Water and sewerage infrastructure in Northern Ireland will "burst at the seams" without significant additional funding, Northern Ireland Water has warned.

Chair of the publicly funded utility, Dr Len O...

June 30, 2019

Up to 70,000 households in the Irish Republic could face water charges of up to €500 from next year if Irish Water gets the go-ahead to charge customers who waste water.

The Commission for the Regulati...

June 2, 2019

Ireland’s bathing waters are continuing to improve in quality with the majority of EU-designated beaches of excellent or good quality, according to the latest audit undertaken by the country’s Environ...

February 18, 2019

A legacy of under-investment in waste water infrastructure has left Ireland with a health risk because of the untreated sewage polluting the country’s waterways, the Irish parliament was told this wee...

November 19, 2018


Irelands green regulator, the EPA, has announced plans to let a contract which would mean it could assess the condition of hundreds of lakes, some of which are used for drinking water...

November 19, 2018

State-owned Irish Water’s €11 billion strategic funding plan for 2019-24 has been signed off by local government minister Eoghan Murphy and is now under scrutiny by the economic regulator, the Commiss...

October 28, 2018

Northern Ireland Water has warned that lack of funding for public sewerage infrastructure is threatening development across the province. The company has estimated it needs an extra £140 million to ma...

September 9, 2018

Publicly-owned Northern Ireland Water has warned that pressure on funding for new sewage and water infrastructure is threatening new housing development in the Province.

The warning came as the governm...

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