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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'
# Mistake
# Mistake

Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'

May 3rd 2016, 5:00 PM 39,727 Views 234 Comments

O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.

# water-charges - Sunday 1 May, 2016

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

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

May 1st 2016, 1:56 PM 24,200 Views 193 Comments

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

No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness
# On And On
# On And On

No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness

Apr 29th 2016, 5:10 PM 19,041 Views 131 Comments

Day 63. Still no government.

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

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

Apr 29th 2016, 9:44 AM 37,150 Views 311 Comments

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

# water-charges - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Comments by Leo about FF's "surreal" focus on water have kicked off a row
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Comments by Leo about FF's "surreal" focus on water have kicked off a row

Apr 28th 2016, 7:00 PM 53,594 Views 250 Comments

Day 62. Still no government.

Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication
# Turning Off The Tap
# Turning Off The Tap

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

Apr 28th 2016, 6:41 PM 19,219 Views 133 Comments

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
# It's Groundhog Day
# It's Groundhog Day

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

Apr 27th 2016, 11:30 PM 77,207 Views 385 Comments

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?
# The Unanswerable Question
# The Unanswerable Question

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

Apr 27th 2016, 7:30 PM 42,439 Views 247 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 27th 2016, 3:49 PM 101 Views 100 Comments

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.

Minister says if water charges are scrapped, people who paid should get their money back
# Trinity Talks
# Trinity Talks

Minister says if water charges are scrapped, people who paid should get their money back

Apr 27th 2016, 10:47 AM 22,593 Views 112 Comments

Day 61. Still no deal.

# water-charges - Saturday 23 April, 2016

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

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

Apr 23rd 2016, 5:03 PM 13,349 Views 107 Comments

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
# Government Talks
# Government Talks

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

Apr 22nd 2016, 10:30 PM 39,776 Views 235 Comments

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
# Muddy Waters
# Muddy Waters

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

Apr 5th 2016, 7:57 PM 13,908 Views 49 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

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

Apr 5th 2016, 4:26 PM 13,209 Views 56 Comments

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
# Muddy Waters
# Muddy Waters

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

Mar 29th 2016, 11:02 PM 38,477 Views 165 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

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

Mar 13th 2016, 2:46 PM 35,848 Views 100 Comments

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
# Not Paying
# Not Paying

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

Mar 10th 2016, 10:51 PM 58,793 Views 192 Comments

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
# Get Rid
# Get Rid

Most people now think water charges should be scrapped

Mar 9th 2016, 6:01 AM 20,165 Views 149 Comments

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
# Final Flush?
# Final Flush?

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

Mar 7th 2016, 11:35 PM 23,260 Views 124 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

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

Mar 7th 2016, 1:50 PM 33,944 Views 0 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 5th 2016, 8:00 AM 613 Views 319 Comments

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
# Water We Gonna Do?
# Water We Gonna Do?

This is exactly where Sinn Féin stands on water charge refunds

Mar 3rd 2016, 6:08 PM 24,982 Views 169 Comments

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
# Turn The Tap Off
# Turn The Tap Off

Enda Kenny says people should keep paying their water charges

Mar 2nd 2016, 1:30 PM 69,814 Views 298 Comments

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
# Key Issue

Poll: Should we abolish water charges?

Mar 2nd 2016, 9:25 AM 46,922 Views 267 Comments

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?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Can water charges really be abolished?

Feb 25th 2016, 7:49 PM 54,566 Views 154 Comments

TheJournal.ie’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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

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

Feb 20th 2016, 7:15 AM 13,225 Views 77 Comments

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
# Joan V The State
# Joan V The State

Joan Collins cleared of public order charge over water protest

Feb 17th 2016, 2:04 PM 22,495 Views 125 Comments

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?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Is Alan Kelly right to say 80% of people are paying for water?

Feb 6th 2016, 9:00 PM 48,356 Views 192 Comments

TheJournal.ie’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
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

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

Jan 26th 2016, 2:09 PM 19,703 Views 98 Comments

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
# Phishing
# Phishing

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

Jan 25th 2016, 3:26 PM 40,448 Views 71 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

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

Jan 23rd 2016, 6:52 PM 34,061 Views 241 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Are water charges an election issue for you?

Jan 23rd 2016, 9:50 AM 43,103 Views 324 Comments

A day of protest is happening today.

Day of action: Everything you need to know about today's Right2Water protests
# To The Streets
# To The Streets

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

Jan 23rd 2016, 7:30 AM 9,185 Views 56 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Paul Murphy remanded on bail ahead of Jobstown trial

Jan 22nd 2016, 11:37 AM 16,766 Views 0 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Sinn Féin unveils election billboard about water charges

Jan 21st 2016, 11:17 AM 13,532 Views 146 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon

Jan 16th 2016, 2:49 PM 36,181 Views 212 Comments

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

# water-charges - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

'Delusional' Alan Kelly claims water charges have gone off the agenda
# Haven't Gone Away
# Haven't Gone Away

'Delusional' Alan Kelly claims water charges have gone off the agenda

Jan 5th 2016, 1:13 PM 20,235 Views 129 Comments

Others disagree.

# water-charges - Monday 4 January, 2016

Renua's policy on Irish Water is a little murky
# Watery
# Watery

Renua's policy on Irish Water is a little murky

Jan 4th 2016, 8:30 PM 20,342 Views 102 Comments

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

Live RTÉ report about flooding interrupted by water protesters
# Making A Splash
# Making A Splash

Live RTÉ report about flooding interrupted by water protesters

Jan 4th 2016, 7:21 PM 36,885 Views 253 Comments

“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
# Pics Of The Year
# Pics Of The Year

The 32 photographs that took our breath away in 2015

Dec 30th 2015, 8:30 PM 62,084 Views 47 Comments

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