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#Water

# 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.

# 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.

# 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.

# water - Friday 3 November, 2017

Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness

Three of Ireland’s leading homelessness charities have called on the public to donate their refunds.

# water - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

20,000 homes are without water and another 360,000 could lose theirs because of Ophelia

The worst affected counties were Cork, Kerry, Wexford, Waterford, Galway, Leitrim and parts of Westmeath and Cavan.

# 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.

# water - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Climate change blamed for Portugal facing its worst drought in more than 20 years

The Pego do Altar reservoir is now almost empty of water.

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.

# water - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap?

Do you boil your water before drinking it, or use a water filter jug?

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

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

# water - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair? Water Charges This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair?

The first charge will be levied in July 2019.

# water - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

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

The refunds will be sent automatically – by cheque.

# water - Thursday 31 August, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One person was taken to hospital.

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

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

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

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

A normal supply is expected to be restored on Thursday.

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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'

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

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

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