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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Monday 10 October, 2016

Irish Water has put out a tender for a debt collection agency
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Irish Water has put out a tender for a debt collection agency

Oct 10th 2016, 8:46 AM 38,085 Views 172 Comments

The utility told TheJournal.ie it was a “precautionary measure”, but said domestic customers remain liable for outstanding bills.

# water-charges - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Ireland's water charges are among the lowest in Europe...*
# Waterworld
# Waterworld

Ireland's water charges are among the lowest in Europe...*

Oct 9th 2016, 7:40 AM 14,675 Views 115 Comments

* And that’s even before they were suspended. Dublin meanwhile ranks 31st out of 31 European cities in terms of percentage income spent on charges each year.

# water-charges - Thursday 6 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does every other country in Europe have water charges?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does every other country in Europe have water charges?

Oct 6th 2016, 8:00 PM 51,963 Views 141 Comments

Fine Gael TD Seán Barrett made the claim over the airwaves recently. Is it true?

# water-charges - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals
# Budget2017
# Budget2017

More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals

Oct 4th 2016, 9:40 AM 9,313 Views 115 Comments

TheJournal.ie have received an advance copy of the party’s “alternative budget” to be unveiled today.

# water-charges - Monday 3 October, 2016

Paul Murphy will face trial over Jobstown false imprisonment charges next year
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Paul Murphy will face trial over Jobstown false imprisonment charges next year

Oct 3rd 2016, 12:12 PM 8,761 Views 0 Comments

The date was set in court this morning.

# water-charges - Sunday 2 October, 2016

"The bills won't be coming back...water charges are gone" - Fianna Fáil's Thomas Byrne
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

"The bills won't be coming back...water charges are gone" - Fianna Fáil's Thomas Byrne

Oct 2nd 2016, 7:40 AM 29,438 Views 86 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Education spokesperson says his party’s water charges policy has been consistent.

# water-charges - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Fianna Fáil have had "more positions than the Kama Sutra" on water charges, says Sinn Féin TD
# U-turn
# U-turn

Fianna Fáil have had "more positions than the Kama Sutra" on water charges, says Sinn Féin TD

Sep 28th 2016, 6:15 PM 30,779 Views 228 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said Sinn Féin is “showboating” with today’s motion.

# water-charges - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The Citizens' Assembly will take place on Saturday 15 October in Dublin Castle
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

The Citizens' Assembly will take place on Saturday 15 October in Dublin Castle

Sep 21st 2016, 2:28 PM 9,451 Views 77 Comments

The Government press office confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Red C polling will conduct the poll to decide the makeup of the assembly.

# water-charges - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Garda tells court Jobstown protest was 'like a rugby maul'
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Garda tells court Jobstown protest was 'like a rugby maul'

Sep 20th 2016, 7:30 PM 22,330 Views 0 Comments

The detective inspector was giving evidence today at the trial of a teenager accused of the false imprisonment of Joan Burton and her advisor.

# water-charges - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

FactCheck: Has Fianna Fáil's position on water charges really been "consistent"?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has Fianna Fáil's position on water charges really been "consistent"?

Sep 14th 2016, 8:06 PM 23,253 Views 70 Comments

They’ve been accused of a U-Turn on the issue, but Micheál Martin has denied it. What do the facts say?

# water-charges - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Fianna Fáil's call for water charges to be abolished 'first shot in election campaign'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Fianna Fáil's call for water charges to be abolished 'first shot in election campaign'

Sep 13th 2016, 2:15 PM 28,228 Views 122 Comments

Earlier, Enda Kenny said: “I’m not sure what Fianna Fáil are at here.”

"Tens of thousands" expected to protest water charges (and the government's Apple decision)
# Right2Water
# Right2Water

"Tens of thousands" expected to protest water charges (and the government's Apple decision)

Sep 13th 2016, 1:32 PM 18,823 Views 119 Comments

Right2Water is asking people to take to the streets again, and organisers are preparing for a large turnout.

# water-charges - Monday 12 September, 2016

“It’s not a U-turn" - Fianna Fáil wants water charges abolished
# Drink Up
# Drink Up

“It’s not a U-turn" - Fianna Fáil wants water charges abolished

Sep 12th 2016, 9:46 AM 21,541 Views 147 Comments

They’re suspended for now but the party wants them gone altogether.

# water-charges - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Water protestor who called President Higgins a 'midget parasite' is spared jail
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Water protestor who called President Higgins a 'midget parasite' is spared jail

Sep 6th 2016, 7:29 PM 27,599 Views 245 Comments

Father-of-three Derek Byrne (36), from Streamville Rd, Kilbarrack, Dublin, was fined €300 by Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

# water-charges - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Judge warns people against recording Jobstown trial on their smartphones
# Joan Burton
# Joan Burton

Judge warns people against recording Jobstown trial on their smartphones

Jul 20th 2016, 10:39 PM 24,171 Views 0 Comments

The judge says that this had been a problem at a previous hearing.

# water-charges - Sunday 17 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Pat Rabbitte right about RTE's coverage of water charges?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Pat Rabbitte right about RTE's coverage of water charges?

Jul 17th 2016, 7:00 AM 29,054 Views 105 Comments

The former Labour TD says RTE has focused almost entirely on protests, and almost never reported on the need to improve our water infrastructure.

# water-charges - Monday 11 July, 2016

Irish Water revenue from bills slashed almost in half
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Irish Water revenue from bills slashed almost in half

Jul 11th 2016, 1:13 PM 24,268 Views 133 Comments

The suspension of charges was announced by the government as the fifth bill was being issued to customers.

# water-charges - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Multiple calls for head of water charges commission to step down over "ill-judged" comments
# In Hot Water
# In Hot Water

Multiple calls for head of water charges commission to step down over "ill-judged" comments

Jul 5th 2016, 8:44 AM 23,483 Views 173 Comments

In a media interview Joe O’Toole expressed his support for the charges.

# water-charges - Monday 4 July, 2016

Irish Water have finally stopped sending out bills - here's what it means to you
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

Irish Water have finally stopped sending out bills - here's what it means to you

Jul 4th 2016, 2:04 PM 54,797 Views 107 Comments

Households will longer receive Irish Water bills from this month, as the suspension of water charges begins to take tangible effect.

# water-charges - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

FactCheck: Who uses water most, and who pays most of the cost?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Who uses water most, and who pays most of the cost?

Jun 29th 2016, 9:27 PM 36,800 Views 164 Comments

Do households really only use 10% of water, but pay 78% of the cost of funding our water system? FactCheck takes a closer look.

The government has handpicked these 'water experts' to tell us what to do with Irish Water
# Eager Ears
# Eager Ears

The government has handpicked these 'water experts' to tell us what to do with Irish Water

Jun 29th 2016, 5:16 PM 24,664 Views 164 Comments

Charges are suspended until the process has been completed.

# water-charges - Monday 27 June, 2016

Water charges are going nowhere, says European Commission
# Water Mess
# Water Mess

Water charges are going nowhere, says European Commission

Jun 27th 2016, 6:04 PM 19,761 Views 202 Comments

It has said that Ireland changed its ‘established practice’ under a Fianna Fáil-led government in 2010.

# water-charges - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

Jun 12th 2016, 8:00 AM 14,932 Views 81 Comments

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

# water-charges - Saturday 11 June, 2016

'The only objective was to get Enda and Fine Gael back in and it's done'
# BRUSSELS TO DUBLIN
# BRUSSELS TO DUBLIN

'The only objective was to get Enda and Fine Gael back in and it's done'

Jun 11th 2016, 7:40 PM 20,414 Views 46 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is working on a committee investigating the controversial Panama Papers.

# water-charges - Saturday 4 June, 2016

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges
# Water Wars
# Water Wars

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges

Jun 4th 2016, 3:20 PM 40,749 Views 253 Comments

Kenny has made comments in a newspaper interview about the controversial charges.

# water-charges - Thursday 2 June, 2016

European Commission confirms its view that we are no longer exempt from water charges
# Established Practices
# Established Practices

European Commission confirms its view that we are no longer exempt from water charges

Jun 2nd 2016, 6:02 PM 35,092 Views 289 Comments

The “Irish exemption” ended when we introduced water charges, the European Commission has told TheJournal.ie.

# water-charges - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges?
# Water Fight
# Water Fight

Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges?

May 31st 2016, 8:17 PM 41,341 Views 218 Comments

The Commission today issued a statement apparently saying that Ireland is no longer exempt from water charges.

# water-charges - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

The government has defeated Sinn Féin's plans to get rid of Irish Water
# Tapped Out
# Tapped Out

The government has defeated Sinn Féin's plans to get rid of Irish Water

May 25th 2016, 9:30 PM 39,999 Views 171 Comments

The motion called for the immediate scrapping of Irish Water as well as an end to water charges.

Scuffles between water charge protesters and gardaí as Alan Kelly arrives at the Dáil
# Debate
# Debate

Scuffles between water charge protesters and gardaí as Alan Kelly arrives at the Dáil

May 25th 2016, 8:00 PM 32,059 Views 161 Comments

Protesters chanted “shame on you” as Kelly made his way to the gates.

# water-charges - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil TD says people should pay water bills, before calling the whole thing a 'sorry mess'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Fianna Fáil TD says people should pay water bills, before calling the whole thing a 'sorry mess'

May 24th 2016, 9:30 AM 17,263 Views 138 Comments

A Sinn Féin motion calling for the charges to be scrapped will be debated in the Dáil today.

# water-charges - Monday 23 May, 2016

Now John Halligan says he'll vote WITH the government on water charges
# Whip It
# Whip It

Now John Halligan says he'll vote WITH the government on water charges

May 23rd 2016, 8:45 PM 33,817 Views 139 Comments

The new junior minister will support the government’s counter-motion, which will suspend the charges for nine months.

# water-charges - Thursday 19 May, 2016

The state of Irish Water: 8,000 cancelled direct debits and 21% drop in revenue
# Billing
# Billing

The state of Irish Water: 8,000 cancelled direct debits and 21% drop in revenue

May 19th 2016, 1:20 PM 37,383 Views 179 Comments

Payments declined as government talks continued.

# water-charges - Monday 16 May, 2016

Majority of Irish people think water charges should be refunded to those who have paid
# Claire Byrne Live
# Claire Byrne Live

Majority of Irish people think water charges should be refunded to those who have paid

May 16th 2016, 11:35 PM 13,344 Views 68 Comments

Just 8% don’t know what they think on the issue.

# water-charges - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017
# Down The Drain
# Down The Drain

Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017

May 14th 2016, 2:36 PM 20,915 Views 177 Comments

It has also been revealed that the programme for installing domestic water meter is now under review following the suspension of charges.

# water-charges - Friday 13 May, 2016

Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges

May 13th 2016, 7:31 PM 21,219 Views 207 Comments

The junior minister had previously said that he would not pay.

# water-charges - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments
# Water Fairness Bill
# Water Fairness Bill

Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments

May 12th 2016, 3:39 PM 18,003 Views 123 Comments

But only in the event of water charges being suspended…

Can people who paid their water charges sue the government for a refund?
# Neverending Story
# Neverending Story

Can people who paid their water charges sue the government for a refund?

May 12th 2016, 6:15 AM 30,142 Views 150 Comments

One Labour TD said he would be happy to lead a class action suit on behalf of bill-payers. But is it possible?

# water-charges - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Enda Kenny tells new ministers to pay their water charges
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Enda Kenny tells new ministers to pay their water charges

May 11th 2016, 5:30 PM 48,134 Views 249 Comments

Independent TDs Finian McGrath and John Halligan have both said they have not paid their Irish Water bill.

# water-charges - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

People who have paid water charges won't get their money back - Fianna Fáil TD
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

People who have paid water charges won't get their money back - Fianna Fáil TD

May 4th 2016, 10:51 AM 35,595 Views 186 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said we can’t have a situation where people who haven’t paid their bills can tell people who have, ‘Well tough, you shouldn’t have bothered.’

Poll: Will you pay your next Irish Water bill?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you pay your next Irish Water bill?

May 4th 2016, 10:05 AM 55,089 Views 187 Comments

The charges are going to be suspended.