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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Could water charges cost the government over €70 million this year?

That’s what Fianna Fáil says, but Alan Kelly’s department doesn’t agree.

# water-charges - Sunday 2 August, 2015

The latest poll is out - and it's bad news for Enda

The Taoiseach and his party have seen a significant dip in support.

# water-charges - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Junior Minister claims Irish Water registration is "increasing by the day" - but hasn't seen registration figures

Paudie Coffey got into a bit of a row on the radio this morning.

# water-charges - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

The Irish Water debacle can be solved in five steps

We need to put conservation, fairness and investment at the heart of our water system.

# water-charges - Monday 20 July, 2015

Contentious law allowing water charges to be taken from dole passed by Seanad

The bill will allow a court to order that water charges – and other debts – can be taken from people’s social welfare or earnings.

# water-charges - Friday 17 July, 2015

Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law?

There is no future for our democracy in people picking and choosing which laws they obey, writes Labour TD Derek Nolan.

# water-charges - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Irish Water denies it's carrying out 'surprise' meter installations to avoid protesters

One woman said her driveway was blocked for two hours.

# water-charges - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

The government is 'very happy' that less than half of Irish Water customers have paid

They said this is broadly in line with what they were expecting…

Has the anti-water charges movement won?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Poll: Are you boycotting Irish Water? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you boycotting Irish Water?

Do you plan to cough up?

# water-charges - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Irish Water will tell us tomorrow how many people have paid their bills

The Taoiseach had a very short reply for Paul Murphy.

# water-charges - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

The power of water protests with no protesters

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# water-charges - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Fine Gael TD says family subject to 'vile comments' after Dáil speech Drink And Wine This post contains videos

Fine Gael TD says family subject to 'vile comments' after Dáil speech

Catherine Byrne questioned people “stacking up their trolleys with drink and wine” when they refuse to pay their water charges.

# water-charges - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Pat Rabbitte is VERY angry about RTÉ's water charges coverage Mad As Hell This post contains videos

Pat Rabbitte is VERY angry about RTÉ's water charges coverage

The former minister has previously described the broadcaster as a “recruiting sergeant” for the far left and Sinn Féin.

# water-charges - Friday 3 July, 2015

Fine Gael TD hits out at people 'stacking up their trolleys with drink'

Catherine Byrne said people in society have a responsibility to pay their way.

# water-charges - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Was Brian Cowen a good finance minister?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Commissioner called in to Leinster House over garda response to protest

Barriers were not put in place to allow politicians and their staff to leave and an Oireachtas committee wants to know why.

# water-charges - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Senators abandon cars after protesters shut down street outside Leinster House

A female Garda was hit in the face with a traffic cone, and one man was arrested.

'All bark and no bite': No one will be brought to court over water charges until 2017

Legislation published yesterday would also abolish imprisonment of people who refuse to pay.

# water-charges - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Thousands of people are FINALLY able to drink their tap water again

Alan Kelly says it’s thanks to Irish Water.

# water-charges - Friday 26 June, 2015

'An absolute scandal': Tenants could face eviction for not paying water charges

Richard Boyd Barrett has said the measure is “draconian”.

# water-charges - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Catherine Murphy claims there have been secret changes to the water charges bill

…but the government says her comments are “baffling”.

# water-charges - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

If you want your water meter tested, it could cost you an extra €100

One TD says the situation is “infuriating”.

# water-charges - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Bills burned, Greek flags flown as water charge protests return to Dublin

There were a number of Greek flags on display, as protesters used the event to show solidarity with the country.

# water-charges - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Irish Water STILL won't tell us how many people have paid their bills

The AAA TD has been thwarted in his latest attempt to uncover payment rates.

# water-charges - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:

They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.

# water-charges - Friday 12 June, 2015

Joan needs new computers for the water grant... €630k more

Giving out money doesn’t come cheap.

# water-charges - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Why won't Irish Water tell us how many people have paid their bills?

AAA TD Paul Murphy has been frustrated in his efforts to uncover payment levels.

# water-charges - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Have you paid your water charges bill? Paul Murphy thinks most people haven't... Toddle Along This post contains a poll

Have you paid your water charges bill? Paul Murphy thinks most people haven't...

The AAA TD has accused the government of “hiding” the figures.

# water-charges - Sunday 7 June, 2015

We asked Lucinda why she didn't resign her Dáil seat... Re-Who-a? This post contains videos

We asked Lucinda why she didn't resign her Dáil seat...

The leader of the country’s newest party gave a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie this week.

# water-charges - Saturday 30 May, 2015

What's the Fianna Fáil alternative to Irish Water and water charges? Water You Going To Do? This post contains videos

What's the Fianna Fáil alternative to Irish Water and water charges?

We asked the party’s environment spokesperson Barry Cowen to outline his policy this week.

# water-charges - Friday 29 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge A tap water-only bar opened in London today, and the jokes write themselves Hipster Please

A tap water-only bar opened in London today, and the jokes write themselves

The ultimate hipster conquest.

# water-charges - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Irish Water thinks it's better you don't know how many bills have been paid

Anti-austerity TD Paul Murphy has been thwarted in his efforts to find out how many bills have been paid.

# water-charges - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Cork's deputy mayor 'snubbed' water charge petition with 15,000 signatures

“It’s a gross insult to people, whether someone agrees with you or not they should take your petition.”

# water-charges - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Car flips over in rush hour crash in Dublin

No one was injured in the incident, gardaí said.

# water-charges - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Irish Water "all over the place" with security deposit advice

Landlords say they’re being told different things, depending on who they get on the phone.

# water-charges - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Why are Dáil suspensions happening so often?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# water-charges - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Irish Water is refusing to say how many people have paid their bills

The utility has outlined a number of reasons why it won’t release the figures at this stage.