European Commission Asks Ireland to Recover Costs of All Water Services

The European Commission is concerned that Ireland has incorrectly implemented the concept of water services as described in EU water legislation – leading to inappropriate water pricing. The Commission is sending Ireland a reasoned opinion to ask it to adjust its national legislation accordingly. If Ireland fails to reply within two months, the Commission may … Read more

€3 Billion to be Invested in Water and Housing in 2012-2016

Reflecting the extremely difficult position in the public finances the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government will have a significant reduction in the finances available to it for capital spending over the next five years. In 2012, capital resources will be down to €861 million from €1.058 billion in 2011. Further reductions will … Read more

€7 Million Water Services Infrastructure Improvements in Clare

Clare County Council has formally opened two water services schemes with a combined cost of Eur7 million in the towns of Corofin and Tulla. The schemes consist of new wastewater treatment plants in addition to new and upgraded water supply and storm water infrastructure. The schemes, which were part funded under the Water Services Investment … Read more

€20.5m in Extra Funding For Local Authority Water and Sewage Treatment Plants

The Government has allocated an additional Eur20.5 million from the Local Government Fund to assist city and county councils with running costs on their water and sewerage treatment plants. This follows on from an additional Eur1.5 million from the Fund that was notified to authorities last April to support training needs in the water services … Read more

Government's Investment Priorities Highlight Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

The promotion of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency will be a key focus of the Government’s Infrastructure Investment Priorities for 2010-2016, which will entail investment totaling Eur40 billion, up to 4% of Gross National Product, over a seven years period. The current economic climate has forced the Government to complete a comprehensive review of its … Read more

Water Conservation Measures Remain In Place in Clare

Clare County Council announced today that despite the rainfall in the last week, water supply to consumers continues to be vulnerable. The local authority says a hose pipe ban introduced two weeks ago in the Ennis area, North Clare and Tulla will remain in force until further notice. Most water supply sources throughout the county … Read more

Councils Call for Help Conserving Water in the Dublin Region

Local authorities in the Dublin Water region (South Dublin County Council, Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council) are calling on all water users to play their part in conserving water. They have issued an urgent water conservation message to all water users due to the dramatic increase in demand … Read more