The Cabinet has approved the next stage in the multibillion project to pipe water from the river Shannon to the Dublin region, which enables Uisce Éireann to seek planning permission for one of the largest infrastructure projects in the history of the State during 2025. Delivery of the Water Supply Project, Eastern and Midlands Region is expected to cost up to €6 billion with a construction timeline of four-five years subject to planning. Read the full story here.