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#Irish Water

# irish-water - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Irish Water 'may not be able to refund' more than 43,000 customers who paid water charges

€177 million was provided to Irish Water last year to refund to some 995,000 domestic customers, that included €5 million in administration costs.

# irish-water - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

'Grave concerns': Two thirds of Cork seaside town’s sewage pumped directly into local harbour

Irish Water received fines totalling €9,000 and was ordered to pay costs in three prosecutions by the Environmental Protection Agency.

# irish-water - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Irish Water wants to pump water from Shannon to Dublin for first major upgrade in 60 years

The utility is asking for planning permission for a pipeline to connect Shannon water to many parts of Leinster.

# irish-water - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels

A court heard drinking water from treatment plants had excessive levels of THMs.

# irish-water - Friday 9 March, 2018

Water restrictions scaled back but will be in place from 8pm to 6am over the weekend

Around 12,750 homes around the country remain without water supply in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

# irish-water - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue

Over 16,000 homes outside Dublin are still without water.

23,000 homes and businesses still without water

Nighttime restrictions are expected to continue in some areas for days or weeks.

# irish-water - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Water pressure to be reduced in greater Dublin area again tonight from 8pm until 6am

This follows on from overnight restrictions for customers yesterday from 7pm last night and 7am this morning.

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation

Farmers and the army are among those helping clear snow around the country.

# irish-water - Monday 5 March, 2018

Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow

The water supply has come under great pressure in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply

Water supply has been curtailed in some places due to increased demand – primarily from leaks in the system.

# irish-water - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Thousands of homes still without water and power

Crews have been working through the night to restore service.

# irish-water - Friday 2 March, 2018

Increased demand: People asked to conserve water as supplies put under strain

Increased demand and power outages are putting the country’s reservoirs under pressure, Irish Water said.

# irish-water - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Householders warned NOT to leave their taps running during the freezing weather

Here’s what you need to do to help prevent your water pipes from bursting.

# irish-water - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for Meath lifted

The warning was issued yesterday afternoon.

# irish-water - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for parts of Meath following reports of rashes

Local TD Thomas Byrne said that he had received reports of children becoming “very sick” and “getting bad rashes”.

# irish-water - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Boil water notice that affected 65,000 people lifted for several areas

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

# irish-water - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Boil water notice remains in place for 65,000 people

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience.

# irish-water - Monday 29 January, 2018

Boil water notice issued for Wicklow and south Dublin due to treatment plant mechanical failure

Roughly 65,000 people live in the area affected by the notice.

# irish-water - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Galway family left without regular water supply for more than five years

Irish Water said local sources in the south Connemara area are not capable of supplying the volumes of water required.

# irish-water - Monday 15 January, 2018

Are your details up-to-date? 5% of water refund cheques have yet to be sent out

If you’re entitled to a refund and haven’t yet received one, Irish Water want you to get in touch to check your details.

# irish-water - Friday 22 December, 2017

A burst Irish Water pipe leaves family with just one bedroom to call home this Christmas

A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace flooded 11 homes on 15 July in Limerick.

# irish-water - Friday 8 December, 2017

Group water schemes will have to pay for a licence under proposed new rules

The EU has commenced infringement proceedings against Ireland for its failure to introduce a licensing system.

# irish-water - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Does Irish Water have your correct details? At least 19,000 customers need to get in touch so they can get their refund

The water utility plans to send out over 100,000 emails and 30,000 texts to customers to ensure that the process is as efficient as possible.

# irish-water - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

If you got an email from Irish Water asking for updated bank details - it's not Irish Water

Irish Water issued the warning after they were made aware of a number of scams.

# irish-water - Friday 17 November, 2017

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday

Refunds totalling €173 million will be paid to 990,000 customers.

# irish-water - Friday 10 November, 2017

Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages

The proposal is included within the National Water Resources Plan.

# irish-water - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Government plans to post out as many water refunds as it can by Christmas

The Water Services Bill is in its final stages in the Dáil.

# irish-water - Friday 3 November, 2017

Mother and son awarded €20,000 after 'explosion of raw sewage' in bathroom

Patricia Powell and her son were awarded the damages against Fingal County Council and Irish Water.

# irish-water - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Irish Water refunds page set up as utility prepares to start sending out cheques

Irish Water refunds page set up as utility prepares to start sending out cheques

Cheques will be sent to customers as Irish Water says this is the most effective method available.

# irish-water - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Untreated raw sewage from the equivalent of 120,000 people is being pumped into Irish waters

The Environmental Protection Agency said serious investment is needed.

# irish-water - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Over 80% of homes and businesses that lost power in Storm Ophelia are back online

All emergency service and hospital facilities have been reconnected.

# irish-water - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.

# irish-water - Monday 25 September, 2017

Want your Irish Water refund? You may have to update your details

It was confirmed earlier this month that the utility will refund the full amount of their water charges before the end of the year.

# irish-water - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned?

The government has agreed to a referendum on whether or not Ireland’s water utility should be publicly owned.

# irish-water - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Water plant behind summer crisis in north east to be upgraded for €24 million

200,000 people in the Meath and Louth areas were left without water as a result of a burst main near Drogheda in late July.

# irish-water - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland

58 have elevated levels of trihalomethanes and 25 lack adequate treatment to prevent cryptosporidium.

# irish-water - Monday 11 September, 2017

The former head of Irish Water walked away with a retirement package of nearly €600,000 last year

The majority of the retirement package received by John Tierney when he left Irish Water came from pension entitlements.

# irish-water - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Confirmed: Irish Water to refund water charges to customers by Christmas

The refunds will be sent automatically – by cheque.

# irish-water - Monday 4 September, 2017

'It's a nuisance': Thousands of homes and businesses in Kerry are still without water

Irish Water hopes to restore services throughout the day in Listowel.

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