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# down-the-drain - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Fire at US Jim Beam warehouse destroys 45,000 barrels of bourbon, as alcohol flows into river
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# Down The Drain

Fire at US Jim Beam warehouse destroys 45,000 barrels of bourbon, as alcohol flows into river

Jul 4th 2019, 7:41 AM 29,454 Views 24 Comments

State officials are now worried that the runoff whiskey seeping into the Kentucky River could kill fish.

# down-the-drain - Saturday 19 August, 2017

A plumber has been awarded €15,000 after a row over a urinal cleaning job
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# Down The Drain

A plumber has been awarded €15,000 after a row over a urinal cleaning job

Aug 19th 2017, 6:30 AM 23,948 Views 17 Comments

A Dublin-based Drain Doctor franchisee denied that it had fired the ex-worker.

# down-the-drain - Monday 17 July, 2017

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

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

Jul 17th 2017, 2:18 PM 14,404 Views 41 Comments

FINALLY. Talk about water charges might be coming to an end as the government figure out how to give the cash back.

# down-the-drain - Sunday 4 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 4th 2016, 8:45 AM 15,922 Views 181 Comments

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

# down-the-drain - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall
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# 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 15,374 Views 113 Comments

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

# down-the-drain - Friday 30 September, 2016

Ireland could be next to ban microbeads (if politicians can agree on it)
# Down The Drain
# Down The Drain

Ireland could be next to ban microbeads (if politicians can agree on it)

Sep 30th 2016, 6:03 AM 24,933 Views 31 Comments

The Green Party has published a bill on the issue – but it needs cross-party support.

# down-the-drain - Friday 16 September, 2016

Bus strike latest: Passenger falls ill on Dart as commuters face more disruption
# Cash Drain
# Cash Drain

Bus strike latest: Passenger falls ill on Dart as commuters face more disruption

Sep 16th 2016, 8:58 AM 33,030 Views 168 Comments

Unions say that the company has done nothing to stop the dispute.

# down-the-drain - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017
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# Down The Drain

Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017

May 14th 2016, 2:36 PM 20,912 Views 177 Comments

It has also been revealed that the programme for installing domestic water meter is now under review following the suspension of charges.

# down-the-drain - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Public toilets over 100 years old are demolished to clear way for Luas
# Flushed Away
# Flushed Away

Public toilets over 100 years old are demolished to clear way for Luas

May 3rd 2016, 12:14 PM 33,580 Views 70 Comments

The facility had been in use up until the 1990s.

# down-the-drain - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Tullamore Dew and Bulmers are cutting jobs in Clonmel
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# Down The Drain

Tullamore Dew and Bulmers are cutting jobs in Clonmel

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:07 PM 18,760 Views 31 Comments

The news was described as “genuinely shocking” for workers.

# down-the-drain - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Think before you flush: 10-tonne fatberg removed from London sewer
# Fatberg
# Fatberg

Think before you flush: 10-tonne fatberg removed from London sewer

Apr 23rd 2015, 1:02 PM 38,689 Views 36 Comments

The large blob was found in a drain in west London.

# down-the-drain - Thursday 4 September, 2014

A fatberg the length of a Boeing 747 was found under a London street
# Ewwwww
# Ewwwww

A fatberg the length of a Boeing 747 was found under a London street

Sep 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 35,965 Views 42 Comments

The fatberg is made up of congealed fat and baby wipes.

# down-the-drain - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Fianna Fáil attacks "gold-plated bonus culture" at Irish Water as costs are revealed
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# Down The Drain

Fianna Fáil attacks "gold-plated bonus culture" at Irish Water as costs are revealed

Aug 10th 2014, 9:25 PM 35,940 Views 107 Comments

The Sunday Business Post reports that costs at the utility are twice that of companies in the UK.

# down-the-drain - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

14-tonne 'fatberg' discovered in London sewers
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From The Daily Edge
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14-tonne 'fatberg' discovered in London sewers

Aug 6th 2013, 7:00 PM 32,974 Views 56 Comments

It’s a giant blob of congealed fat and wet wipes.