I'm from Austria and where I live it is completely normal to drink the tap water. I heard from my mum who spent some time in france and from my teachers that in countries like the US, France or Spain the tap water is not safe to drink, and if it is drinkable, then only in big cities.
But I found many lists and graphics (e.g. http://people.com/food/countries-drink-tap-water-safe/) that say that the water in these countries is drinkable. So what's not the truth?
I'm especially interested in the tap-water-situation in Ireland, both Dublin and smaller towns like Galway. Is the tap water drinkable there