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#Irish Water

# irish-water - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Water supplies running low in many areas due to dry weather

There are shortages in parts of Donegal, Galway and Westmeath.

# irish-water - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Water services return to Cork city after burst pipe cuts off supply

Homes, businesses and hospitals were left without water on one of the hottest days of the year.

# irish-water - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'Unseasonably dry weather' to blame for ramping up of water restrictions

Starting tonight, water restrictions will be extended on the Aran Islands from 9pm to 8am on a daily basis.

# irish-water - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

# irish-water - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Two state-backed bodies are doing battle over long-awaited sewerage plans for Kerry

The dispute hinges on the future of Lough Leane, a popular tourist and fishing spot.

# irish-water - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Jobstown defendant said Joan Burton could 'take sanctuary in church'

Seven men are accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste during a water charges protest in 2014.

# irish-water - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Irish Water wants to spend around €50 million upgrading the sewers in Blanchardstown, Meath and Kildare

The proposed project will be located along the Tolka River Valley in Blanchardstown.

# irish-water - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'Tourists won't be able to take a shower' - Aran Island locals worried as water restrictions kick in

Starting tonight, water restrictions will be imposed on Inis Oirr from 11pm to 7am on a daily basis.

# irish-water - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Ireland could be in trouble if it doesn't take action on contaminated drinking water

Trihalomethane contamination in the Irish water supply could land the government in trouble with the EU.

# irish-water - Monday 1 May, 2017

FactFind: How much water do we actually use?

And how many households fall into the “excessive use” category of 1.7 times the average?

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

10% of Irish households are using four times as much water as the rest of the country

New figures from the CSO show that usage of water in Ireland is heavily skewed by a small fraction of consumers.

# irish-water - Monday 24 April, 2017

Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton

Over 100 potential jurors were called in a random ballot and a jury of five women and seven men were selected.

# irish-water - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Phil Hogan: 'I think Irish Water has seen the test of time'

Ivan Yates said that people see Hogan as the “bogeyman of Irish Water” in a radio interview today.

# irish-water - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

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Poll: Do you agree with people being charged for excessive water use?

The Dáil is set to debate water charges today.

# irish-water - Monday 10 April, 2017

SIPTU says Irish Water workers are not overpaid after reports of €5,000 bonuses for all staff

It’s reported that staff receive perks such as car allowances and fitness instructors as well as health insurance packages for executives and their spouses.

# irish-water - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved

The impasse between the country’s two biggest parties shows no signs of abating.

# irish-water - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'We're on the verge of a really important victory': Large crowds gather in Dublin for Right2Water protest

Crowds turned out in Dublin today for the demonstration.

# irish-water - Friday 7 April, 2017

Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction

The minister has said some of the wording agreed by the committee is “deeply ambiguous” and at odds with the EU.

# irish-water - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Fine Gael says water committee report is illegal and it won't support it

The water committee will reconvene tomorrow.

# irish-water - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

There was a right old barney in the water committee today - so what's going on?

The water committee could fall at the final hurdle.

# irish-water - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Finally: Water committee close to a deal on the future of charges

The definition of water wastage has been defined as 1.7 times the average usage has been agreed by the committee.

# irish-water - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Just fining people for wasting water won't be enough says EU commissioner

The issue of water charges will be back on the agenda in Leinster House this week.

# irish-water - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Irish Water guilty of sewage pollution at four plants across the country

Tests of the discharge showed excessive emissions of ammonia as well as phosphorus.

Public ownership of water just got one step closer to being enshrined in the Constitution

The water committee agreed, unanimously without a vote, that it is in favour of placing Irish Water in public ownership in the Constitution.

# irish-water - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

So many questions... what's happening with water charges?

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are at loggerheads over water charges… again.

# irish-water - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Irish Water issued a small business a bill of over €200,000 for 3 months

Although the utility cannot comment on individual accounts, they said that a huge amount could be because of outstanding debt.

# irish-water - Friday 20 January, 2017

Over 4,500 complaints made to Irish Water in three months over poor service

Some of the main issues concerned water quality and customer service.

# irish-water - Friday 13 January, 2017

Irish Water: 'We did not waste €70m on consultants'

Irish Water state the money was spent on experts that were needed to set up the utility.

# irish-water - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Regulator denies saying water metering programme should be abandoned

Irish Water and the Commission of Energy Regulation were before the Oireachtas committee today.

# irish-water - Monday 2 January, 2017

Water charges won't bring down this government, says Taoiseach

Kenny said Irish Water is “getting on with its work” and is making “real advances”.

# irish-water - Friday 30 December, 2016

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also said there’s no chance of a coalition with Fianna Fáil in the future.

# irish-water - Monday 26 December, 2016

'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

# irish-water - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

In private and no questions: The first water committee meeting

Kevin Duffy addressed a number of the main issues around the water charges debate, including water wastage and paying people back.

# irish-water - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Boy who cut his knee after tripping over 'vandalised' water meter awarded €12,500

Finn Wallace was playing outside his aunt’s house when his foot was caught in an uncovered and broken water meter.

# irish-water - Friday 2 December, 2016

Nothing left to give back: Coveney says water charges money already spent

A member of the water committee said that people who have paid for water shouldn’t be given their money back, as that would make them feel like fools.

# irish-water - Thursday 1 December, 2016

FactCheck: How many people boycotted water charges?

The AAA-PBP says almost three quarters of Irish Water customers refused to pay during the most recent billing cycle. Is that true?

# irish-water - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Irish Water to pump €200 million into plant to avoid undrinkable water

Not everyone is in favour with the first major upgrade in 150 years of the Vartry scheme.

Alan Kelly and Brendan Ogle have been trading barbs on national radio (again)

Water charges are centre stage once again. Alan Kelly has described this week’s report on the issue as a ‘fudge’.

Simon Coveney: 'You don't wash your car with Ballygowan, because if you do you pay for it'

The minister also said that people who paid their charges “did the right thing and we are not going to make a fool of them”.

# irish-water - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

If you paid your water bills you won't be getting your money back

The regime may be changing but that doesn’t change the past, says Simon Coveney.