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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Water Charges

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# Your Say
Poll: Will you pay your next Irish Water bill?
The charges are going to be suspended.
# Mistake
Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'
O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.
# at odds
"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.
# on and on
No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness
Day 63. Still no government.
# Your Say
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.
# War of Words
Comments by Leo about FF's "surreal" focus on water have kicked off a row
Day 62. Still no government.
# turning off the tap
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.
# it's groundhog day
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.
# The unanswerable question
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.
# trinity talks
Minister says if water charges are scrapped, people who paid should get their money back
Day 61. Still no deal.
# 57 days
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.
# Government talks
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.
# muddy waters
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?
# Irish Water
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.
# muddy waters
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
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.
# Not paying
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.
# get rid
Most people now think water charges should be scrapped
A new poll finds strong support for abolition after the general election result.
# final flush?
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.
# Water 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.
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 we gonna do?
This is exactly where Sinn Féin stands on water charge refunds
The party would not refund those that have already paid.
# Turn the tap off
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.
# key issue
Poll: Should we abolish water charges?
The question is set to be a key issue in any forming of a new government.
# GE16 Fact Check
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
'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”.
# joan v the state
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.
# GE16 Fact Check
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.
# Lockdown
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.
# Phishing
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
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Are water charges an election issue for you?
A day of protest is happening today.
# to the streets
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
Paul Murphy remanded on bail ahead of Jobstown trial
The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD has been accused of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton.
# Irish Water
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.
# Analysis
How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon
Now one TD says they owe “hundreds of thousands of people” an apology.
# haven't gone away
'Delusional' Alan Kelly claims water charges have gone off the agenda
Others disagree.
# Watery
Renua's policy on Irish Water is a little murky
The party’s manifesto has no details on how it would “dismantle” Irish Water.
# Making A Splash
Live RTÉ report about flooding interrupted by water protesters
“We’re going to leave it there, some shenanigans going on behind you there.”