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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Water tax

All time
# mysterious
'No Irish Water Tax' graffiti on New York building
It comes as thousands of anti-water charge protesters took to the streets across Ireland last weekend.
# illegal
Irish Water doesn't want you inviting fairies to remove your meter
The utility said that requesting someone to remove your meter is an offence.
# rates
Water charges were scrapped in the mid-'90s, but what exactly happened?
Boycotts, disconnections, court orders, and shocking by-elections – it was quite the ride for the Rainbow Coalition.
# prize draw
1994: Homeowners told they could win cars and holidays if they paid their water charges
Home-owners in South Dublin were entered into a prize draw if they paid in full and on time.
# Our survey says...
We asked every TD and Senator if they're paying their water charges. Here's what they said...
Most elected representatives intend to pay their water bills, but some won’t and some are undecided….
# h 2 OH
This water charges costume is a late contender for winner of Halloween
Well played, sir.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill?
What are your feelings?
# Explaining
Gilmore on THAT water charges leaflet: 'What I was against then is what I'm against now'
“Yes, I am,” the Tánaiste said yesterday when asked if he was hearing anger on the doorsteps about water charges.
# Meet and Greet
Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass
Fine Gael said yesterday that Kenny was hoping to speak to as many people as possible in the run up to polling day and these guys were certainly ready to talk.
Column: The European Commission is not recognising the human right to water
There have been countless examples of how little Commissioners care about ordinary people. Now they have snubbed a proposal which almost 1.9 million people have put their names to, writes Paul Murphy MEP.
# Water tax
The Socialist Party is changing its name
It wants to highlight the water tax issue with the name “Stop the Water Tax – Socialist Party”.
Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party
There is a significant and growing political vacuum, and it’s into this vacuum that the Anti-Austerity Alliance has taken its first steps, writes Matt Waine.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: 103% of adults fluent in Irish; evidence of a parliament found in Leinster House; rainwater is tax-free… for now.
# Household charge
Protests against Household Charge to take place today
Nationwide protests against the Government’s proposed €100 Household Charge are to take place today, with the Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes urging householders to boycott the charge.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you pay the household charge?
The €100 annual household charge is on the way but some say they won’t pay it. What will you do?