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Excess pesticide has been found in a water supply in north Sligo. The pesticide is MCPA and has been found in the public drinking water supply in Kilsellagh. However, the official advice is that pesticides do not pose any IMMEDIATE risk to health. CPA is a commonly used herbicide in…

Irish Water customers will have more disruptions to their water supply today after a burst water pipe yesterday in Carraroe. Due to timing restrictions with a number water mains in the North West, the water supply for Ballygawley, Ballisodare and Collooney will be affected today. The water was restored last…

Councillors in the north Sligo area will be highlighting the importance of proposed new sewage treatment plants being provided as quickly as possible for the Rosses Point and Mullaghmore areas during a meeting with Irish Water officials next month. Short prohibitions of about two days on swimming and bathing in…

People are being warned about high tides and cold water this Easter weekend. The good weather will be sending many to our beaches and inland waterways and Irish Water Safety and the RNLI are asking goers to be safe. Water temperatures are around half of what air temperatures ares, which…

A Sligo local election candidate has accused Fianna Fail and Fine Gael of a ‘huge betrayal’ by delaying the holding of a referendum to ensure the country’s water remains in public ownership. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has insisted the government will hold a referendum but that such a vote must…

Irish Water is investing €12 million in upgrading about 40km of old water mains across County Donegal. The works, which started last September, will be finished by the end of this year. The purpose of these works is to reduce bursts and the loss of clean drinking water through leaks.…