Industrial Action

600 people in Cork left without water due to strikes by Uisce Éireann staff

Industrial action has delayed repairs to burst water main as agency boss urges workers to ensure essential services are maintained

Uisce Éireann: staff are striking in an ongoing row over whether they will be able to retain their public service status after moving to the agency from local authorities

Around 600 people in Cork are without water because ongoing strike action by Irish Water employees has delayed repairs to a burst water main in the county.

Uisce Éireann, the state’s water agency, has urged workers participating in industrial action to ensure that essential services are maintained during strikes on Thursday and Friday.

It comes after the body on Thursday issued boil water notices across 12 local authorities as a precautionary measure in response to ...