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# pipes - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland is losing 43% of its drinking water in leaks - and has just gotten the data to start fixing the problem

One of the biggest problems with leaks is where to find them – a trained ear to hear a leak is still a commonly used method.

# pipes - Friday 1 February, 2019

It's another freezing morning - here's what you can do to keep your pipes clear and your car running

Temperatures today are only set to reach as high as 5 degrees with a sharp frost present on many roads.

# pipes - 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.

# pipes - Thursday 27 July, 2017

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.

# pipes - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Replacing lead pipes could cost affected homeowners up to €5,000

The government has announced a grant scheme to help low-income families to replace their pipes.

# pipes - Monday 19 January, 2015

Irish Water denies leaving residents "high and dry"

A pipe burst in a Clondalkin estate before Christmas, leaving some homes damaged.

# pipes - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's how they inspect sewer pipes in Romania... and it's INSANE Pipe Dreams

Here's how they inspect sewer pipes in Romania... and it's INSANE

What could possibly go wrong?

# pipes - Monday 23 June, 2014

Irish Water denies that 600,000 people are without emergency repair coverage

County Galway, Laois, South Tipperary, Leitrim, Westmeath and Wicklow are all without 24-hour coverage, but can be covered in emergencies, the company says.

# pipes - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Dublin water to be back by tomorrow afternoon

The council says people should limit water usage over the weekend.

# pipes - Saturday 18 January, 2014

No pipes have been stolen from Irish Water, but disruption is 'unavoidable'

Many people have had access to their streets or driveways impacted, but Irish Water says this can’t be helped.

# pipes - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Donegal County Council need €7.8 million to fix Lifford water

Families in certain areas have their access to clean water interrupted up to once a month because of ongoing problems with local pipes.

# pipes - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Drilling thrives 18 months after BP oil spill Oil

Drilling thrives 18 months after BP oil spill

The first new drilling began in the region in March of this year – and is thriving even after the disastrous BP oil spill.

# pipes - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Repeat call for funding to train uilleann pipe makers

Last year’s warning that Ireland will lose the craft of making the traditional instrument still hits a note in 2011.

# pipes - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

Water water everywhere (just not in your tap): Update on water cuts

Councils in Dublin, Cork, Clare, Leitrim, Sligo still struggling to identify leaks and restore full water supplies.

# pipes - Sunday 8 August, 2010

REPAIR WORK ON the damaged watermain at Marrowbone Lane, Dublin, has been completed. Dublin City Council said yesterday evening that normal supply should be restored to all areas by last night.

The pipe burst on Friday afternoon, leaving thousands of people without water as repair work was carried out.

Some areas in the north of the city were served fresh water via tankers.  The Swords Road, Beaumont Road, and Ballymun Road were all supplied with tankers until 7pm yesterday.

The council said that while some residents may have seen discoloured water coming through their taps, the water would clear as the water supply returned to normal. Residents are still urged to conserve their use of water to help normalise water pressure.

# pipes - Friday 6 August, 2010

A PIPELINE SUPPLYING water to north Dublin burst this afternoon and has been shut down until the level of damage has been determined.

Areas on the northside and some in the south will experience reductions in water pressure, and may have cuts to their supply.

Dublin City Council says that it is difficult to determine exactly which areas will be affected, but will be posting more details on their website when more is known. The council is working to provide water via alternative routes.

Motorists have been advised to avoid Marrowbone Lane, Thomas Court, South Earl St, and School St.