The Fulbright Award 2019-2020 Are Now Open

The Fulbright Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the areas of water, climate, and sustainability. The application deadline is 16:00 on the 6th November 2018. To learn more about the […]

Boil Water Notices Issued For Precautionary Reasons

Following the advice of the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Offaly County Council, have issued Boil Water Notices for precautionary reasons on the Banagher Public Water Supply, the Birr Public Water Supply and the Dunkerrin Public Water Supply. This is due to detection of E.coli and Total Coliforms following routine water quality sampling. In the interest […]

Tipperary Boil Water Notice Lifted Due To Water Supply Upgrade

Irish Water is pleased to confirm that a Boil Water Notice that had been in place for a number of customers on the Temple-Etney water supply for more than five years has now been lifted following the completion of €3m upgrade works in the area. This notice was put in place in 2012, making it […]

Concerns Of All Landowners Impacted By Propose Water Project Must Be Heard – IFA

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney, has described proposals to pipe water from the southern part of the Shannon in County Tipperary, right across the country to south west Dublin, as “one of the most intrusive infrastructure developments to be imposed on landowners since the development of the motorway roads network over a […]

Dublin City Council publishes the Adopted Plan and Environmental Statement for New Water Source Project

Dublin City Council has published the Adopted Plan and Environmental Statement on the proposed Water Supply Project recommending the abstraction of raw water from Lough Derg (River Shannon) with storage in a proposed new eco-park at the Bord na Mona owned Garryhinch cut-away Bog near Portarlington, Co. Laois. The water will be treated at Garryhinch […]

Dublin City Council’s Shannon Water Abstraction Project – The Facts

On 31 May 2006, Dublin City Council produced a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Greater Dublin Water Supply (Major Source Development). The City Council’s consultants (RPS) recommended water abstraction on a huge, unsustainable scale (600 million litres per day) from the River Shannon as the chosen option, despite identifying almost 60 adverse effects on the […]

Beware Bord na Móna and Dublin City Council bearing gifts – River Shannon Protection Alliance

Bord na Móna recently addressed the Oireachtas environment, transport, culture and Gaeltacht committee. The next day they bussed some of its members with media in attendance for a day out in the beautiful Midland bogs. They were taking advantage of slow news in the silly season to publicise and promote Dublin City Council’s scheme to […]

€750M water investment cut with no reform will end up costing taxpayer in fines and leakage – Hayes

The €750 million cut in the water investment programme announced recently by John Gormley and the Government could end up costing the taxpayer a fortune in fines and leakage according to South Tipperary T.D.Tom Hayes. Tom Hayes T.D. said that instead of neglecting to invest in our water infrastructure and suffering fines under the EU […]