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#Water Charges

# water-charges - All time

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 39,901 Views 234 Comments

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

"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 24,303 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.

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 19,075 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 37,180 Views 310 Comments

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

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 53,814 Views 251 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 19,240 Views 133 Comments

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

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 77,674 Views 379 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 42,462 Views 244 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 237 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 22,682 Views 112 Comments

Day 61. Still no deal.

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 13,400 Views 106 Comments

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

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 39,815 Views 234 Comments

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

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 13,963 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 13,243 Views 56 Comments

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

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 38,504 Views 165 Comments

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

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 35,883 Views 100 Comments

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

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 58,822 Views 192 Comments

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

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 20,195 Views 149 Comments

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

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 23,310 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 33,966 Views 0 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 5th 2016, 8:00 AM 666 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.”

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 25,002 Views 171 Comments

The party would not refund those that have already paid.

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 69,847 Views 297 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 46,929 Views 267 Comments

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

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 54,629 Views 152 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck dives deep into what could be a major issue for the next government, and resurfaces with some answers.

'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 13,248 Views 77 Comments

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

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 22,588 Views 132 Comments

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

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 48,403 Views 192 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck has tested an eye-catching claim by the Minister for the Environment.

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 19,746 Views 98 Comments

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

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 40,500 Views 71 Comments

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

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 34,097 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 43,117 Views 325 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 9,207 Views 56 Comments

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

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 16,793 Views 0 Comments

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

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 13,557 Views 146 Comments

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

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 36,221 Views 212 Comments

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

'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 20,260 Views 129 Comments

Others disagree.

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 20,357 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 36,938 Views 253 Comments

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

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 62,124 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.