Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#Water Meters

# water-meters - All time

10% of Irish households are using four times as much water as the rest of the country
# Water Waste
# Water Waste

10% of Irish households are using four times as much water as the rest of the country

Apr 25th 2017, 1:19 PM 17,669 Views 116 Comments

New figures from the CSO show that usage of water in Ireland is heavily skewed by a small fraction of consumers.

Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more
# Down The Drain
# Down The Drain

Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more

Dec 4th 2016, 8:45 AM 16,228 Views 181 Comments

To date, the State has spent €465 million on the water metering project.

Another national day of protest planned for January
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Another national day of protest planned for January

Dec 15th 2015, 10:34 PM 15,023 Views 109 Comments

Brendan Ogle said the water charges debate hasn’t gone away.

This is how many meters Irish Water has now installed
# The Latest
# The Latest

This is how many meters Irish Water has now installed

Sep 23rd 2015, 6:36 PM 20,400 Views 97 Comments

New figures were revealed to TDs and Senators today.

Irish Water denies it's carrying out 'surprise' meter installations to avoid protesters
# No Siree
# No Siree

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

Jul 16th 2015, 2:30 PM 18,275 Views 68 Comments

One woman said her driveway was blocked for two hours.

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

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

Jun 23rd 2015, 7:00 PM 11,233 Views 74 Comments

One TD says the situation is “infuriating”.

Someone's made an Irish water computer game with angry protesters and politicians' cars
# Water Meter Dash
From The Daily Edge
# Water Meter Dash

Someone's made an Irish water computer game with angry protesters and politicians' cars

Jun 11th 2015, 12:02 PM 2,426 Views 1 Comment

We never knew we wanted this until now.

These are the 20 Dublin homes with the most lead in their drinking water
# Contaminated
# Contaminated

These are the 20 Dublin homes with the most lead in their drinking water

May 5th 2015, 5:20 PM 21,603 Views 62 Comments

There’s some familiar addresses related to water protests.

What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it?

Apr 23rd 2015, 7:50 AM 71,158 Views 107 Comments

Catherine Murphy tells us about the “extraordinary turn of events” that led to taxpayers losing millions.

More than one whistleblower came forward with Siteserv information
# Following The Money
# Following The Money

More than one whistleblower came forward with Siteserv information

Apr 23rd 2015, 6:10 AM 18,490 Views 87 Comments

The plot thickens…

Spending watchdog to examine IBRC sale of Siteserv... and more FOIs to be released
# SiteServ
# SiteServ

Spending watchdog to examine IBRC sale of Siteserv... and more FOIs to be released

Apr 22nd 2015, 12:40 PM 16,477 Views 137 Comments

Earlier, Alan Dukes denied any impropriety in the sale of Siteserv to the Denis O’Brien company.

The curious case of an 'obsessive' TD, the state losing millions, and a Denis O'Brien company
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

The curious case of an 'obsessive' TD, the state losing millions, and a Denis O'Brien company

Apr 21st 2015, 11:00 PM 45,852 Views 78 Comments

Catherine Murphy wants a full inquiry into deals made by IBRC.

Garda whistleblower arrested at water meter protest
# Cavan
# Cavan

Garda whistleblower arrested at water meter protest

Apr 21st 2015, 4:51 PM 21,893 Views 152 Comments

John Wilson was held for five hours.

Joan Collins (the actress) tweets to say she's not Joan Collins (the arrested TD)
# The Very Idea
# The Very Idea

Joan Collins (the actress) tweets to say she's not Joan Collins (the arrested TD)

Apr 21st 2015, 10:30 AM 19,936 Views 74 Comments

We’re glad she clarified that.

"I was simply standing on a public footpath" - Joan Collins TD arrested at Dublin protest
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

"I was simply standing on a public footpath" - Joan Collins TD arrested at Dublin protest

Apr 20th 2015, 9:15 PM 41,131 Views 265 Comments

The United Left TD was arrested along with Cllr Pat Dunne.

Irish Water explain why they want to know the colour of your hall door
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

Irish Water explain why they want to know the colour of your hall door

Apr 4th 2015, 1:49 PM 38,294 Views 163 Comments

They say they want to know, but that there’s a good reason.

Why were four water meter protesters jailed this week?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Why were four water meter protesters jailed this week?

Feb 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 11,941 Views 176 Comments

It was a fundamental difference of opinion.

One thousand water meters are being installed every day (but progress has slowed down)
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

One thousand water meters are being installed every day (but progress has slowed down)

Jan 26th 2015, 1:10 PM 15,865 Views 94 Comments

Minister Alan Kelly says there’s now 2,000 fewer being installed per month compared to late last year.

Irish Water explains what will happen its meters in 15 years
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water explains what will happen its meters in 15 years

Jan 14th 2015, 2:00 PM 33,215 Views 96 Comments

Irish Water has confirmed the lifespan of its equipment.

The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014
# Over To You
# Over To You

The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014

Dec 29th 2014, 5:00 PM 30,395 Views 37 Comments

From Irish Water to John Gilligan, here are the comments which got the most thumbs up from other readers this year.

These Galway lads have written an extremely passionate rap about Irish Water
# Irish Water
From The Daily Edge
# Irish Water

These Galway lads have written an extremely passionate rap about Irish Water

Dec 5th 2014, 8:57 AM 1,700 Views 2 Comments

“The time has come to stand and fight/and not put up with the same old sh*te…”

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million

Nov 23rd 2014, 8:39 PM 39,446 Views 190 Comments

RTÉ’s This Week programme says the guide price provided to Government was way off.

People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today
# Peaceful Protets
# Peaceful Protets

People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today

Nov 22nd 2014, 6:26 PM 12,845 Views 76 Comments

Gardai say there were no public order incidents at either protest.

Meter installer 'kneed in face' at protest
# Exclusion Zone
# Exclusion Zone

Meter installer 'kneed in face' at protest

Nov 19th 2014, 9:14 PM 27,088 Views 0 Comments

A group of water meter protesters accused of breaching an exclusion zone at sites were before the courts again today.

This driver is pretty clear about their feelings for Irish Water
# Bumper To Bumper
From The Daily Edge
# Bumper To Bumper

This driver is pretty clear about their feelings for Irish Water

Nov 18th 2014, 8:11 PM 4,949 Views 1 Comment

Anti-water charges bumper stickers are here.

10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco
# Water Charges
From The Daily Edge
# Water Charges

10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco

Nov 17th 2014, 9:30 PM 45,537 Views 24 Comments

The whole thing has brought out the wittier side of us all.

Irish Water doesn't want you inviting fairies to remove your meter
# Illegal
# Illegal

Irish Water doesn't want you inviting fairies to remove your meter

Nov 11th 2014, 10:52 AM 55,222 Views 341 Comments

The utility said that requesting someone to remove your meter is an offence.

This pumpkin perfectly captures the nation's feelings about water meters
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

This pumpkin perfectly captures the nation's feelings about water meters

Oct 31st 2014, 3:00 PM 5,914 Views 0 Comments

Topical.

Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country
# Right2Water
# Right2Water

Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country

Oct 30th 2014, 5:11 PM 29,814 Views 172 Comments

It is the second day of action by the Right2Water group.

Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline
# Leaky Pipes
# Leaky Pipes

Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline

Oct 21st 2014, 10:05 PM 25,557 Views 110 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation also stressed that call-out charges have not yet been finalised.

Irish Water to review how it treats customers (and, maybe, its bonus structure)
# Alan Kelly
# Alan Kelly

Irish Water to review how it treats customers (and, maybe, its bonus structure)

Oct 21st 2014, 8:56 PM 30,856 Views 169 Comments

Minister Alan Kelly has said he expects “a reinvigoration in customer focus”.

'You can protest, but you can't stop them' - Judge to water meter protesters
# Right To Protest
# Right To Protest

'You can protest, but you can't stop them' - Judge to water meter protesters

Oct 21st 2014, 6:30 PM 26,577 Views 135 Comments

The judge declined to decide on a request from the company for a 20m exclusion zone around workers.

Why are gardaí wearing cameras at water meter protests?
# Expensive Cameras
# Expensive Cameras

Why are gardaí wearing cameras at water meter protests?

Oct 15th 2014, 10:38 PM 70,480 Views 162 Comments

According to gardaí, it’s nothing new.

I live in an apartment, how is my water bill calculated?
# Apartment Living
# Apartment Living

I live in an apartment, how is my water bill calculated?

Oct 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 31,869 Views 44 Comments

It comes down to age, apparently.

Man arrested after threatening Irish Water worker with 'imitation' gun
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

Man arrested after threatening Irish Water worker with 'imitation' gun

Sep 24th 2014, 11:20 PM 18,341 Views 79 Comments

No one was injured in the incident.

Gardaí investigating suspected arson attack on shed storing water meters
# Fight Water With Fire
# Fight Water With Fire

Gardaí investigating suspected arson attack on shed storing water meters

Aug 25th 2014, 7:12 PM 12,491 Views 32 Comments

The incident occurred at Union Place in Sligo this morning.

'If you install a water meter at our house, we will remove it'
# Fighting Talk
# Fighting Talk

'If you install a water meter at our house, we will remove it'

Aug 7th 2014, 4:22 PM 48,850 Views 185 Comments

Read one County Councillor’s rather feisty letter to Irish Water…

'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests
# Response Times
# Response Times

'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests

Jun 24th 2014, 3:34 PM 12,773 Views 116 Comments

Joe Higgins said that their presence at peaceful protests could lead to slower response times to other crimes.

1 2