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#Water Charges

# water-charges - All time

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

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

Apr 8th 2017, 5:36 PM 27,074 Views 211 Comments

Crowds turned out in Dublin today for the demonstration.

'It was a cock-up': Government chief whip says Fine Gael messed up with water charges
# Water Woes
# Water Woes

'It was a cock-up': Government chief whip says Fine Gael messed up with water charges

Apr 8th 2017, 2:26 PM 22,469 Views 122 Comments

Regina Doherty said that the party had made a “catastrophe” of trying to introduce water charges.

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

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

Apr 7th 2017, 8:02 AM 16,279 Views 128 Comments

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

A decision on water charges has been kicked down the road... again
# Houston We Have A...
# Houston We Have A...

A decision on water charges has been kicked down the road... again

Apr 6th 2017, 4:05 PM 33,206 Views 144 Comments

The water committee has voted in favour of adjourning until next week.

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

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

Apr 5th 2017, 7:06 PM 17,035 Views 95 Comments

The water committee will reconvene tomorrow.

Paid your water bills? You're definitely going to get some of your money back
# The End Is Near
# The End Is Near

Paid your water bills? You're definitely going to get some of your money back

Apr 3rd 2017, 6:05 PM 30,107 Views 125 Comments

However, the final draft of the report states that all new homes are to have water meters installed.

Paul Murphy promises he won't talk about his upcoming trial at Jobstown protest rallies
# False Imprisonment
# False Imprisonment

Paul Murphy promises he won't talk about his upcoming trial at Jobstown protest rallies

Mar 31st 2017, 6:15 PM 9,500 Views 0 Comments

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy is one of seven people charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton.

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

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

Mar 29th 2017, 7:54 PM 16,604 Views 71 Comments

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

Households which waste water 'to face prosecution' under proposed new plans
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Households which waste water 'to face prosecution' under proposed new plans

Mar 28th 2017, 4:27 PM 17,326 Views 71 Comments

There are also plans to give some money back to those who paid the charges.

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

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

Mar 26th 2017, 11:22 AM 15,989 Views 171 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 8th 2017, 6:07 PM 19,843 Views 91 Comments

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

Water committee calls for refunds, but Fine Gael still wants to pursue 'non-compliant' households
# Waste
# Waste

Water committee calls for refunds, but Fine Gael still wants to pursue 'non-compliant' households

Mar 7th 2017, 1:35 PM 18,743 Views 172 Comments

Three out of five people think households should be charged for excessive water use.

Poll: Do you think people should be charged for excessive use of water?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think people should be charged for excessive use of water?

Mar 2nd 2017, 9:29 AM 27,639 Views 193 Comments

Coveney wants a charge for excessive usage.

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

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

Mar 1st 2017, 7:35 AM 14,092 Views 158 Comments

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

Coveney says he will not legislate for water charges abolition 'as it would be illegal'
# Loggerheads
# Loggerheads

Coveney says he will not legislate for water charges abolition 'as it would be illegal'

Feb 28th 2017, 10:00 PM 13,613 Views 139 Comments

The Housing Minister was talking tough tonight, but said Fine Gael were not in breach of confidence and supply agreement.

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get a refund?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get a refund?

Feb 28th 2017, 9:43 AM 42,953 Views 152 Comments

An Oireachtas committee is expected to recommend it.

'This is our weapon' - Is the future of the protest in Ireland under threat?
# Get Up Stand Up
# Get Up Stand Up

'This is our weapon' - Is the future of the protest in Ireland under threat?

Feb 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,200 Views 0 Comments

Ahead of the trial of a number of Jobstown protesters, activists have urged members of the public to stand up for their right to demonstrate.

FactCheck: Did Right2Water this week support charging for excessive water use?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Right2Water this week support charging for excessive water use?

Feb 25th 2017, 7:30 PM 18,198 Views 72 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen made the claim this week, and the AAA-PBP’s Paul Murphy accused him of “mischief making”. FactCheck steps in.

Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee
# Voices Heard
# Voices Heard

Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee

Feb 1st 2017, 10:34 PM 9,855 Views 40 Comments

The all-party Oireachtas group is looking at the future of water charges.

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

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

Jan 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 13,441 Views 83 Comments

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

Regulator denies saying water metering programme should be abandoned
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Regulator denies saying water metering programme should be abandoned

Jan 12th 2017, 5:11 PM 9,790 Views 45 Comments

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

Water charges won't bring down this government, says Taoiseach
# Hell No H20
# Hell No H20

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

Jan 2nd 2017, 6:00 AM 8,253 Views 64 Comments

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

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future
# No Enda Game
# No Enda Game

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

Dec 30th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,659 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 26th 2016, 6:00 AM 22,635 Views 104 Comments

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

In private and no questions: The first water committee meeting
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

In private and no questions: The first water committee meeting

Dec 13th 2016, 4:51 PM 6,344 Views 44 Comments

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

Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more
# Down The Drain
# Down The Drain

Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more

Dec 4th 2016, 8:45 AM 16,229 Views 181 Comments

To date, the State has spent €465 million on the water metering project.

Nothing left to give back: Coveney says water charges money already spent
# Glass Half Empty
# Glass Half Empty

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

Dec 2nd 2016, 12:09 PM 17,789 Views 207 Comments

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.

FactCheck: How many people boycotted water charges?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many people boycotted water charges?

Dec 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 26,909 Views 162 Comments

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

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get their money back?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get their money back?

Dec 1st 2016, 8:07 AM 28,677 Views 197 Comments

Minister Coveney has said that people who paid the water charges “did the right thing”.

Alan Kelly and Brendan Ogle have been trading barbs on national radio (again)
# Like Its 2014
# Like Its 2014

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

Nov 30th 2016, 12:34 PM 19,429 Views 100 Comments

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'
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

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

Nov 30th 2016, 9:40 AM 22,011 Views 250 Comments

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”.

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

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

Nov 29th 2016, 8:16 PM 26,905 Views 178 Comments

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

Official verdict: 'The vast majority of consumers will not have to pay direct charges for water'
# Running Battle
# Running Battle

Official verdict: 'The vast majority of consumers will not have to pay direct charges for water'

Nov 29th 2016, 5:07 PM 19,972 Views 240 Comments

The report describes normal usage as “a public service.”

Poll: Would you be happy with the reported future of water charges?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be happy with the reported future of water charges?

Nov 28th 2016, 9:08 PM 34,126 Views 166 Comments

“Normal” usage would be paid for by general taxation.

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen says he is not ruling out future water charges
# Fianna Flip-Flop
# Fianna Flip-Flop

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen says he is not ruling out future water charges

Nov 21st 2016, 7:54 PM 12,852 Views 120 Comments

Last week, party leader Micheál Martin said the charges were gone for good.

Fianna Fáil hold "balance of power" on 'modest' water charges, says Paul Murphy
# Leaked Report
# Leaked Report

Fianna Fáil hold "balance of power" on 'modest' water charges, says Paul Murphy

Nov 19th 2016, 5:41 PM 15,658 Views 100 Comments

A report leaked to RTÉ has suggested that some form of water charges must be imposed for Ireland to satisfy its EU obligations.

Poll: Would you accept a "modest" water charge?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you accept a "modest" water charge?

Nov 19th 2016, 9:39 AM 43,046 Views 308 Comments

The expert commission on water is expected to recommend that Irish people must pay some sort of charge to fulfil EU obligations.

Community thanked for patience as 'temporary' boil water notice is lifted after seven years
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Community thanked for patience as 'temporary' boil water notice is lifted after seven years

Nov 7th 2016, 2:45 PM 9,143 Views 28 Comments

Over 50 premises were affected in Burncourt, including a national school.

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'

Oct 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 19,101 Views 185 Comments

Ruth Coppinger said her party will take the pay increase due to TDs, but it will go towards campaigns supports.

It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall
# Down The Drain
# Down The Drain

It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall

Oct 18th 2016, 7:04 PM 15,454 Views 113 Comments

The funding is to last for the period of the water charges suspension up to 2017.