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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Water Water Everywhere

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Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE
No real savings can now be made for 12 years in Irish Water, while we create a duplicate of the existing arrangements and also set up an expensive new central agency to boot, writes Eamon Ryan.
'In a mythical country, you'd have set up a water body with less people' - Noonan
The Finance Minister said that savings at Irish Water would be seen within ‘five or six years’.
"No decision on Irish Water charging," - Gilmore
The CEO of Irish Water today suggested that the service of those who don’t pay will be affected, but Eamon Gilmore said nothing like that has been decided on.
"The Irish people gave us a mandate to bring in water charges" - Phil Hogan
The Environment Minister says that the government “fundamentally believes” that user-related charges are the right way of raising more tax.