The local authority CEOs confirmed that all local authorities and their staff were working in close co-operation with Irish Water to deliver the actions agreed with the Minister at the meeting on 4th October. The Minister highlighted that public confidence in water supply was crucial and the steps that Irish Water and local authorities were now putting in place are essential to ensure public confidence in our drinking water supply. He noted also that the EPA had, the previous evening, issued audit reports on the 2 incidents in Gorey and Ballymore Eustace. The Minister thanked the EPA for their role in highlighting the failures at the two plants: “The EPA’s action in pointing out the seriousness of the failures at these two plants was crucial in ensuring that my Department, Irish Water and the local government system responded promptly and appropriately to immediately address the risks of similar incidents happening elsewhere.” The Minister also thanked the workforce from both Irish Water and local authorities for their collaborative response to the issues raised by the incidents at Gorey and Ballymore Eustace. The Minister will review progress across all areas of action again in November.