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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges

Leo Varadkar came in for some heavy criticism from both Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs over comments he made about charges this week.

# water-charges - Friday 29 April, 2016

Poll: If water charges are scrapped, should those who paid be refunded? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If water charges are scrapped, should those who paid be refunded?

Irish Water and water charges remain the biggest stumbling block towards the formation of a new government.

# water-charges - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication

One TD has accused them of getting involved in party politics in an “unacceptable” way.

# water-charges - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Alan Kelly says future generations will "rue" the proposed Irish Water deal

The Dáil debated the issue of Irish Water today – and Kelly has been setting out his stall.

Water charges might be scrapped - so should we pay our bills?

It remains unclear whether billpayers will be refunded or non-billpayers will be pursued.

This endless talk of water charges is tiring. Here are 10 things we should focus on instead

Of all the things urgently, dangerously and unfairly wrong with this country, Irish Water isn’t even in the top 10, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# water-charges - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Enda and Micheál had 'good discussion' but water charges still divide parties

Formal talks will resume Monday but the leaders will be keeping in touch over the weekend.

# water-charges - Friday 22 April, 2016

Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny talked over the phone tonight - and will again tomorrow

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are trying to reach a common ground when it comes Irish Water.

# water-charges - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

How these two could resolve their differences over Irish Water and water charges

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are split on the future of Irish Water and water charges. So how will a compromise be reached?

We don't have a government yet, but Irish Water is still very much on the agenda

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil seem to be in agreement that Irish Water’s days are numbered.

# water-charges - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Leaked legal advice claims water charges can't be scrapped - but some aren't so sure

Irish Water says that under EU law Ireland must charge for water services.

# water-charges - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Fianna Fáil plan to replace Irish Water has €9.1m redundancy package for workers

A Sinn Féin TD has called for an independent commission to be set up to see what should replace the utility.

# water-charges - Thursday 10 March, 2016

There has been a sharp rise in Irish Water cancellations since the general election

The revelation will come as a further blow to the future of water charges.

# water-charges - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Most people now think water charges should be scrapped

A new poll finds strong support for abolition after the general election result.

# water-charges - Monday 7 March, 2016

Nearly half of people don’t intend paying their next Irish Water bill

A new poll comes in the wake of the general election result and the uncertainty over the future of charges.

"We think these charges should be dropped" - Paul Murphy defiant after Jobstown hearing

The cases of the Jobstown 18 have been put back to April. Meanwhile, another water protest is planned for this Thursday.

# water-charges - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Abolishing water charges is a return to the policies that collapsed our economy

Troika observers reading our newspapers must be banging their heads against their desks and screaming at their monitors: “You’re. Screwing. It. Up. Again.”

# water-charges - Thursday 3 March, 2016

This is exactly where Sinn Féin stands on water charge refunds

The party would not refund those that have already paid.

# water-charges - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Enda Kenny says people should keep paying their water charges

The Taoiseach said it would be a “seriously costly and seriously historic mistake” to get rid of the charges.

Poll: Should we abolish water charges? Key Issue This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we abolish water charges?

The question is set to be a key issue in any forming of a new government.

# water-charges - Thursday 25 February, 2016

FactCheck: Can water charges really be abolished?’s GE16 FactCheck dives deep into what could be a major issue for the next government, and resurfaces with some answers.

# water-charges - Saturday 20 February, 2016

'Festival for Change': Calls for voters to protest like it's 2014 at last big rally before election

Organiser Brendan Ogle has predicted it will be “the biggest protest in Ireland ever”.

# water-charges - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Joan Collins cleared of public order charge over water protest

The TD has been found not guilty of failing to comply with direction given by a garda.

# water-charges - Saturday 6 February, 2016

FactCheck: Is Alan Kelly right to say 80% of people are paying for water?’s GE16 FactCheck has tested an eye-catching claim by the Minister for the Environment.

# water-charges - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Staff 'unable to enter or leave' Irish Water HQ for four hours during protest

Irish Water boss John Tierney warned staff not to engage with demonstrators outside its offices during a protest last year.

# water-charges - Monday 25 January, 2016

If you get an email like this from Irish Water, delete it immediately

A number of people have been sent emails which appear to come from the company.

# water-charges - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Pictures: Anti-water charge protests have been taking place all over the country today

The organisers of the protests claim that 20,000 people took part in the demonstration earlier in Dublin.

Poll: Are water charges an election issue for you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are water charges an election issue for you?

A day of protest is happening today.

Day of action: Everything you need to know about today's Right2Water protests

From Cork to Cavan – there’s demonstrations planned right across Ireland.

# water-charges - Friday 22 January, 2016

Paul Murphy remanded on bail ahead of Jobstown trial

The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD has been accused of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton.

# water-charges - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Sinn Féin unveils election billboard about water charges

Mary Lou McDonald says Sinn Féin won’t prop up a Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil-led coalition.

# water-charges - Saturday 16 January, 2016

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon

Now one TD says they owe “hundreds of thousands of people” an apology.

# water-charges - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

# water-charges - Monday 4 January, 2016

Renua's policy on Irish Water is a little murky

The party’s manifesto has no details on how it would “dismantle” Irish Water.

Live RTÉ report about flooding interrupted by water protesters

“We’re going to leave it there, some shenanigans going on behind you there.”

# water-charges - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

The 32 photographs that took our breath away in 2015

From Paris to Tunisia, from the marriage referendum to the migrant crisis, here are all of the best photos of this year.

The 10 most popular comments on in 2015

From Bill O’Herlihy to Graham Dwyer, here are the comments which got the most thumbs up from readers this year.