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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Dáil suspended TWICE after Enda Kenny tells Socialist TDs 'where to go' Not Again This post contains videos

Dáil suspended TWICE after Enda Kenny tells Socialist TDs 'where to go'

Róisín Shortall took great exception to the remark.

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey' Raspberry Jam For All This post contains videos

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey'

The Taoiseach stopped by TV3 this morning, but there was no sign of Vincent Browne.

# water-charges - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Water charges will be taken from wages after people are given "every opportunity" - Minister

Minister of State Gerald Nash said the government discussed the proposals this week.

# water-charges - Saturday 9 May, 2015

The Taoiseach didn't receive a warm welcome in Sligo today

Dozens of people protested at a statue unveiling attended by Enda Kenny.

# water-charges - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Two protesters injured after allegedly being struck by Irish Water vehicles

The two incidents both happened in the Glencairn area of Leopardstown.

Public servants could be in for €800 windfall

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

Landlords could TRIPLE deposits in response to Irish Water billing move

The government wants landlords to withhold deposits until proof of payment to Irish Water is provided.

# water-charges - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Water charges will be taken from people's wages or dole

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

# water-charges - Friday 1 May, 2015

Water protesters mistaken for No campaigners and called 'homophobe b***ards'

“We are getting dog’s abuse.”

# water-charges - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Can politicians harness the power of the water movement?

They’re giving it a try.

Does UCC have something against water protesters?

Or people called Joan? The college has posed a slightly dramatic (to say the least) question involving an anti-water charge protest on an exam.

It would cost €900 million to abolish Irish Water...

… according to Brendan Howlin.

# water-charges - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Reward for garda's name and address offered on anti-water charges site

Garda representatives have said there is a “sinister element” to some of the protests and their members need better protection.

# water-charges - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Micheál Martin: Enda thinks fist-pumps solve problems ... but Gerry is even worse Shots Fired This post contains videos

Micheál Martin: Enda thinks fist-pumps solve problems ... but Gerry is even worse

In a popular move, the Fianna Fáil leader also wants to abolish Irish Water.

# water-charges - Thursday 23 April, 2015

A Minister for Dublin and scrapping water charges - How the country might change under Fianna Fáil

The party’s members will be voting on policy ideas at the Ard Fheis this weekend.

# water-charges - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Why aren't the Irish protesting? A question that was being asked a few years ago. Not anymore.

A new academic report into the water charge movement was launched today.

From The Daily Edge Joan Collins (actress) forced to confirm she's not Joan Collins (arrested Dublin politician) Water Mix Up

# water-charges - Monday 20 April, 2015

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# water-charges - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Irish Water sends bill to man who died 11 years ago

The man’s former partner said she was “very, very hurt” by the incident.

# water-charges - Saturday 18 April, 2015

PICS: Massive turn-out for 'Bin your Bills' protest in Dublin

People have been advised to expect traffic and travel disruption.

# water-charges - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Minister called "scumbag b***h" by anti-water charge protesters

Ruth Coppinger has said the comments ‘do no favours’ to the anti-austerity movement.

Enda and Joan look beyond water ... to getting your vote

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

# water-charges - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes The Revolution Will Be Televised This post contains videos

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes

Here’s what we learned from our extensive interview with anti-austerity TD Ruth Coppinger this week.

# water-charges - Saturday 11 April, 2015

What is the Socialist alternative to Irish Water and water charges? The Left Way This post contains videos

What is the Socialist alternative to Irish Water and water charges?

We asked Ruth Coppinger to outline what the Socialists would do if they abolished Irish Water and water charges.

# water-charges - Friday 10 April, 2015

RTÉ head of news denies they are a "recruiting sergeant" for water protests

“I don’t know if it’s damaging for RTÉ, people have to draw their own conclusions on that.”

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word Jobstown This post contains videos

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word

The Socialist.AAA TD insists that controversial protest in Jobstown last year was “generally peaceful”.

# water-charges - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Paul Murphy was a bit concerned there wouldn't be enough bills to bin at his 'Bin your Bills' protest

The Anti Austerity Alliance has launched a “counter-offensive” against Irish Water, outside the beleaguered utility’s HQ.

Expect leaflets coming through your door asking you not to pay water charges

There’s a national campaign on the way.

# water-charges - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

What would happen if Sinn Féin scraps Irish Water and water charges? Shinnernomics This post contains videos

What would happen if Sinn Féin scraps Irish Water and water charges?

Here’s what we know about the Sinn Féin alternative to Irish Water…

AAA sends legal letter to Sinn Féin amid anti-water charge infighting in Limerick

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has accused a Sinn Féin councillor of “scurrilous lies”.

This would be the first act of a Sinn Féin government

Sinn Féin has published a bill to abolish water charges today.

Has your first Irish Water bill arrived in the door today? Bills Bills Bills This post contains a poll

Has your first Irish Water bill arrived in the door today?

They’re due to start arriving through letterboxes today.

# water-charges - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Irish Water says it's expecting 'challenges' as the first bills are sent out

The first quarterly bills will land tomorrow.

'I have never felt so strongly wronged by those who represent our country'

Here I am, feeling like a second-class citizen in my own country, crying over a water meter. Do the politicians I voted for even care?

# water-charges - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Irish Water has been placed (temporarily) on the government's balance sheet

To meet the Eurostat test, the utility must cover half of its operating costs from income received from customers.

# water-charges - Thursday 2 April, 2015

The curious case of Enda Kenny and the man with two pints in his hand

The Taoiseach meets a lot of people.

# water-charges - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)

The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.

# water-charges - Thursday 26 March, 2015

'Vote for Alan Kelly or you'll get a wedgie' - Paul Murphy won't let Simpsons reference go...

What did Nelson do to get dragged into all of this?

# water-charges - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Pat Rabbitte launches scathing attack on RTÉ's coverage of water charges

The Labour TD is VERY unimpressed, but the broadcaster has refuted his claims.

Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of 'traitor' and 'parasite' Making An Entrance This post contains videos

Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of 'traitor' and 'parasite'

Enda Kenny was arriving at Yahoo’s new €11m offices in Dublin.