Schools to be checked for lead in water
Tests show health risk to children
All schools in the country are to be tested for lead in their drinking water.
Many of the country’s 3,200 primary schools and 700 secondary schools were built before 1970 and therefore are at risk of having toxic lead water pipes.
Such pipes can allow lead to dissolve into the water supply, posing a severe health risk, in particular, to pregnant women and young children.
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
*New subscribers only
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team
Covid-19 takes huge bite out of Greencore’s British sales
Analysis: The sandwich-maker has tapped its shareholders for €100 million amid the continuing uncertainty over the pandemic
Capital gains: How the GAA created a sporting superpower
GAA supporters around the country have long bemoaned the disproportionate funding directed towards Dublin. The GAA argues that it was merely rebalancing a perceived weakness in Dublin compared to its population size, but did it create a monster?
CRH weathers the coronavirus storm with impressive update
The building materials giant last week posted earnings before ebitda of $3.4 billion for the first nine months of 2020, making light of tough trading conditions