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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# More Water

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# More Water
This brilliant Father Jack surfboard was just discovered on Facebook
Catching the waves off Craggy Island.
# hipster please
A tap water-only bar opened in London today, and the jokes write themselves
The ultimate hipster conquest.
# Water protests
'The temper of protest is changing' - Pat Rabbitte critical of 'thuggish' protesters
The former minister says such protesters are in the minority.
# squeaky clean
Irish people are the cleanest in the world this morning thanks to the water charges
It was good while it lasted.
# hot in herre
It's so hot at La Vuelta that one cyclist lost 4.5 kilos in one day
It’s pushing 40 degrees at the Grand Tour and showing no sign of letting up soon.
# Irish Water
We'll find out how much we have to pay for water in August - and some of us could pay less
TDs and Senators have also heard that Irish Water’s has put some 115,000 water meters into the ground, at a rate of around 27,000 a month, so far.
# Uisceleaks
Irish Water says it 'always anticipated' leaks
The company says the age of the pipe network, not their workers, caused leaks in Dublin.
# More Water
There are 29 Irish Water staff earning over €100,000
And 27 senior managers get a car allowance.
# More Water
No pipes have been stolen from Irish Water, but disruption is 'unavoidable'
Many people have had access to their streets or driveways impacted, but Irish Water says this can’t be helped.
# More Water
Barry Cowen to Phil Hogan: ‘You misled Dáil’. Hogan: ‘No, you did’.
Cowen has claimed that Hogan “either deliberately lied” or “accidentally gave a gross underestimation” about Irish water costs. The Minister says Cowen was “selective in his quotes”.
# Water Charges
Water charges will be announced ‘in or around August’
The charges are set to begin in October with the first bills due in early 2015 but a pricing structure has yet to be decided.
# More Water
"This government is shrouding itself in secrecy," - Fianna Fáil hit out at Irish Water controversy
The Oireachtas heard a lot more about Irish Water today, with the Dáil and Public Accounts Committee both sitting into the evening.
# More Water
“We’re not getting transparency at Irish Water,” Barry Cowen and Phil Hogan face off on Prime Time
After earlier releasing copies of redacted letters, Barry Cowen got to air his grievances over Irish Water to the Minister for the Environment tonight.