The night-time restrictions that were in place on Inis Oirr’s public water supply have been lifted with immediate effect.

The restrictions have been in effect on the island nightly between 9.30pm and 8am since the 20th of April.

They were introduced due to a significant increase in demand for water on the island.

Irish Water and Galway County Council announced today that the restrictions are lifted in Inis Oirr.

Commenting, Tim O’Connor, Irish Water said: “The restrictions were necessary over the summer months, especially the extremely dry months of May and June, to ensure a continuous daily water supply was available for residents and businesses for hygiene and other essential purposes. Thankfully water reserves on the island have recovered following the rainfall of the past six weeks and are sufficient to ensure a continuous water supply into the autumn.

“We would like to thank residents and visitors to the island for their conservation efforts during the drought and we would also like to remind customers that it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand washing.”

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