As Irish Water removes meters from a Cork housing estate, documents obtained by the Irish Independent today reveal the full extent of water leakage around the country – and it’s a staggering 680 million litres every day. That’s enough for 1.5m families. Paul Melia, of the Irish Independent has been covering this story.
Water rates are on the way, there’s very little we can do about it and while we still haven’t been given the exact figure of how much it will cost, we hope in the next piece to give you a little bit of a pointer as to the ballpark and what to do to minimise your costs Sean was joined by Colm Griffin of energy saving website, www.purchase.ie
In recent weeks, campaigners designated Bantry as Ireland’s first fluoride free town after six businesses installed systems that will ensure that customers can consume food and drink made with fluoride free water. The West Cork Fluoride Free Campaign, which began in Bantry, has now spread to other towns, with Macroom Town Council the most recent to call for an end to public water fluoridation in Ireland. Sean was joined by physicist and cancer researcher at Oxford University Dr. David Robert Grimes and Brian O’Connell visited Bantry this week and met some of those who feel strongly about removing fluoride from ...
With all the talk about Irish Water and the charges we face for water next year, we wondered how Ireland’s 500 group water schemes will cope and whether they will face further charges? Valerie Cox has been to one group water scheme to find out how it operates. %MCEPASTEBIN%
Tonight's panel in studio with Audrey are: Andrew Doyle, FG TD for Wicklow/East Carlow; Prof John Sweeney, Climatologist;John Egan, CEO, Sandbox;Eoin O Broin, Sinn Féin Councillor; and Colm O’Regan, Author.
NestWatch 2014 - The Blue Tit The nest is built, and the eighth egg was laid on Sunday, May 4th 2014. On the evening of Tuesday, May 13th, the eggs started hatching, and we now have eight nestlings in the nestbox. Send your observations in to email@example.com, and keep watching! Click here to watch NestWatch 2014 - The Herring Gull The Herring Gull's nest is located on a roof at the RTÉ Campus. There are three eggs in the nest and we expect them to hatch any day now. Click here to watch
Think tanks around the world that have projected that there could be wars within decades over struggles to access water supplies. We use far more water than we realise, and freshwater – no more than fossil fuels – is not a limitless resource. Yes freshwater is continuously generated in the water cycle, but this is limited and is not always useable. When you add population growth and changes in consumption patterns are considered, we need to use water more efficiently.. So how do you do that? Today we are looking at a new term to hit the streets - the ...