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Water Charges

# water-charges - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Labour are ‘austerity junkies’ failing to attract investment – Pearse Doherty Investment

Fine Gael and Labour are ‘austerity junkies’ failing to attract investment – Pearse Doherty

Sinn Féín has called on the government to access more funding from the European Investment Bank to stimulate job creation.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: If there’s one thing I can’t be accused of, it’s making decisions that court popularity Water Charges

Tánaiste: If there’s one thing I can’t be accused of, it’s making decisions that court popularity

Eamon Gilmore acknowledged he’s not exactly Mr Popular in the Dáil this afternoon as the water charges row rumbled on.

From TheJournal.ie Jan O’Sullivan rejects average water charge of €240 Water Charges

Jan O’Sullivan rejects average water charge of €240

The Housing Minister said people will alter their water use “like plastic bags”.

From TheJournal.ie The one thing you need to remember about the water row? There’s an election in 36 days Analysis

The one thing you need to remember about the water row? There’s an election in 36 days

While most people only care about how much they’ll have to pay for water the politics of this points to Labour looking out for itself ahead of what is likely to be a tough election next month.

# water-charges - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Sean FitzPatrick being found not guilty.

From TheJournal.ie Labour admits: We have ‘substantive differences’ with Fine Gael over water charges Not Happy
From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday The 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie “FG and Labour have spent months dodging questions”: Coalition slammed over water ‘farce’ Quite The Shower

“FG and Labour have spent months dodging questions”: Coalition slammed over water ‘farce’

Enda Kenny confirmed the estimated average household payment for water charges this morning, but he said nothing had been signed off on at today’s Cabinet meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore on water leak: ‘I don’t blame anybody for it, I just think it’s unhelpful’ Water Charges

Gilmore on water leak: ‘I don’t blame anybody for it, I just think it’s unhelpful’

One Minister described this morning’s Cabinet discussions about water charges as “robust” while the Taoiseach declined to take questions on his way into Dublin Castle this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach confirms water bills will be around €240, but nothing signed off on yet Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach confirms water bills will be around €240, but nothing signed off on yet

During a heated debate Micheál Martin said the Government was treating the public with “absolute contempt”.

From TheJournal.ie ‘No agreement… and no agreement that we’ll have an agreement’: Cabinet row over water Water Water Everywhere
From TheJournal.ie Poll: What’s a fair price to pay for water each year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What’s a fair price to pay for water each year?

Reports suggest the average bill will be less than €300 – do you think that’s fair?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

From TheJournal.ie The government has so much work on right now it’s having an extra Cabinet meeting today Hardworking

# water-charges - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How much will you pay for water? You’ll be told ‘in good time’ says Enda Kenny Shortly

How much will you pay for water? You’ll be told ‘in good time’ says Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny was grilled by opposition leaders on reports that households will face a €100 standing charge for water when rates come in later this year.

# water-charges - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the beginning of a new week – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# water-charges - Friday 21 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The European Commission is not recognising the human right to water Right To Water

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-charges - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams says Gateway and JobBridge massaging dole numbers Scheme

Gerry Adams says Gateway and JobBridge massaging dole numbers

He made the comment as the Live Register falls below 400,000 for first time since 2009.

# water-charges - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says the ‘average’ water charge will be known before the local elections Irish Water

Taoiseach says the ‘average’ water charge will be known before the local elections

Enda Kenny said a business and finance model for Irish Water will be produced and debated and will include the level of subvention the government decides on.

# water-charges - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie We’ll find out how much we have to pay for water in August – and some of us could pay less Irish Water

We’ll find out how much we have to pay for water in August – and some of us could pay less

TDs and Senators have also heard that Irish Water’s has put some 115,000 water meters into the ground, at a rate of around 27,000 a month, so far.

# water-charges - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘The fact that something becomes a human right, doesn’t mean that it’s always free’ Water Charges

‘The fact that something becomes a human right, doesn’t mean that it’s always free’

Also during Leaders’ Questions: The Taoiseach said €15 million was being made available to deal with the immediate effects of the recent flooding.

# water-charges - Sunday 2 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Spoof Irish Water ad sums up the harsh reality of water charges Drained

Spoof Irish Water ad sums up the harsh reality of water charges

Oh free water, we hardly knew ye.

# water-charges - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man stops Irish Water workers installing meter at home 12 different times No Thanks

Dublin man stops Irish Water workers installing meter at home 12 different times

The father of three said he is totally opposed to paying water charges and is prepared to be arrested if it comes to it.

# water-charges - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Barry Cowen to Phil Hogan: ‘You misled Dáil’. Hogan: ‘No, you did’. More Water

Barry Cowen to Phil Hogan: ‘You misled Dáil’. Hogan: ‘No, you did’.

Cowen has claimed that Hogan “either deliberately lied” or “accidentally gave a gross underestimation” about Irish water costs. The Minister says Cowen was “selective in his quotes”.

From The Daily Edge The most Irish ‘water charges’ headline you’ll read today Stinkin'
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill?

There was resistance to new charges and taxes in the past, so will you protest by withholding payment?

From TheJournal.ie ‘Did it come from the taxpayer?’: PAC chief slams Hogan’s officials over Irish Water funding Hot Water

‘Did it come from the taxpayer?’: PAC chief slams Hogan’s officials over Irish Water funding

A suggestion that the exchequer is not funding Irish Water drew criticism from the Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness last night.

# water-charges - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Water charges will be announced ‘in or around August’ Water Charges

Water charges will be announced ‘in or around August’

The charges are set to begin in October with the first bills due in early 2015 but a pricing structure has yet to be decided.

# water-charges - Friday 10 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “No decision on Irish Water charging,” – Gilmore Water Water Everywhere

“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.

From TheJournal.ie ‘A national scandal’: Irish Water facing questions from PAC over €50m consultancy fees Water Charges

‘A national scandal’: Irish Water facing questions from PAC over €50m consultancy fees

Irish Water has defended the spending saying the initial cost of setting it up has to be seen “in the context of long term cost savings”.

From TheJournal.ie Boyd Barrett: Water charges are a “mafia-style heist” Water Charges

Boyd Barrett: Water charges are a “mafia-style heist”

Meanwhile, Simon Coveney said that Irish Water should get to explain its €50m consultants spend.

# water-charges - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: Irish Water must show €50m spending on consultants was necessary Water Charges

Tánaiste: Irish Water must show €50m spending on consultants was necessary

Irish Water chief executive John Tierney revealed the figure this morning, saying it was part of set-up costs for the new State utility company.

# water-charges - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost 80,000 homes have so far been fitted with water meters Water Meters

Almost 80,000 homes have so far been fitted with water meters

Irish Water came into operation yesterday and says that over 1 million household connections have also now surveyed by authorities.

# water-charges - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges Water Charges

Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges

Where a customer fails to pay water charges, Irish Water will have to go to court to enforce payment.

# water-charges - Friday 1 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Dublin residents halt water meter installation in protest against charges Water Charges This post contains images

Dublin residents halt water meter installation in protest against charges

Local councillor, Ruth Coppinger said it is “scandalous” that so much money is being spent on water meteres when there is a need for a serious upgrade in the water network.

# water-charges - Monday 28 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Roscommon residents still waiting for contaminated water fix after six months Water

Roscommon residents still waiting for contaminated water fix after six months

Some residents in the county have been issued with boil water notices every two weeks.

# water-charges - Friday 13 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Domestic users will not be charged VAT’ by Irish Water Water Charges

‘Domestic users will not be charged VAT’ by Irish Water

Government sources said that the framework in Irish Water is still being set up but that the government does not want to see households pay extra taxes on their Irish Water bills.

# water-charges - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “The Irish people gave us a mandate to bring in water charges” – Phil Hogan Water Water Everywhere

“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.

# water-charges - Monday 12 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: I believe water fluoridation is harmful to my health, why should I pay for it? Opinion

Column: I believe water fluoridation is harmful to my health, why should I pay for it?

With water charges due to be implemented, Aisling Fitzgibbon argues that if people are paying for water they should have more of a say about what’s in it.

# water-charges - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s not too late to rally against the installation of water meters’ Irish Water

‘It’s not too late to rally against the installation of water meters’

Councillor for the Socialist Party Ruth Coppinger wants the €539 million to be used to fix the water leaks instead.

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