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Irish Water’s budget has increased by nearly €1 billion

Irish Water has told the water regulator that the budget for its 2017-2021 investment plan has increased from around €4.4 billion to €5.3 billion - a rise of €987 million

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th May, 2019

Irish Water’s budget for fixing the country’s creaking water infrastructure has ballooned by almost €1 billion, it has emerged.

This has been caused by a rise in the estimated cost of major projects like the Shannon pipeline to bring water to Dublin, the upgrade of the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant for Dublin bay and the construction of the wastewater treatment plant to clean up Cork harbour. But there has also been...

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