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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie No extra 4% bonus for ‘exceptional’ Irish Water workers Irish Water

No extra 4% bonus for ‘exceptional’ Irish Water workers

Irish Water workers can still get a bonus of 2.75% to 15% of their salary.

# water-charges - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Dublin pub charges for tap water – is it the first of many? Leading The Charge

Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things

Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.

From TheJournal.ie Leo: It’s not that unusual that Irish Water is looking for your PPS number Irish Water

Leo: It’s not that unusual that Irish Water is looking for your PPS number

Earlier Alex White admitted the government “tried to bite off too much too quickly” with Irish Water.

From TheJournal.ie Part 2: We put your questions to Irish Water – here’s what they told us Water Response

# water-charges - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie People are going mad for water butts ahead of first water charges bill I Like Big Butts

People are going mad for water butts ahead of first water charges bill

These rainfall collection devices are mainly used for water plants or cars.

# water-charges - Monday 27 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Green Party wants a referendum to make sure Irish Water isn’t privatised Water Charges

The Green Party wants a referendum to make sure Irish Water isn’t privatised

The party’s councillors will submit the motion in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie A lot of people want to drill a private well before water charges come in… Well Well Well

A lot of people want to drill a private well before water charges come in…

… but many don’t have a clue of what’s involved.

# water-charges - Saturday 25 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Galway County Council calls on Government to suspend water charges Irish Water

Galway County Council calls on Government to suspend water charges

The motion was put forward by Independent Councillor James Charity.

# water-charges - Friday 24 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Clare Daly will get a plumber to increase her water pressure if the Government reduces it Not Paying
From TheJournal.ie Now you won’t be getting your first water bill until the end of January Water Charges

Now you won’t be getting your first water bill until the end of January

The deadline for applications has been extended to the end of November.

# water-charges - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish lads use Times Square billboard to share anti-water charges message with Enda Kenny Billboard Stars

# water-charges - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water needs to deal with customers ‘in a fantastic way’ Irish Water This post contains videos

Irish Water needs to deal with customers ‘in a fantastic way’

The Irish Water boss John Tierney has met with Environment Minister Alan Kelly this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly doesn’t think Irish Water should pay any bonuses to staff Water Charges

Alan Kelly doesn’t think Irish Water should pay any bonuses to staff

Alan Kelly said the new board will address the bonus culture at Irish water as a matter of priority.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Paul Murphy tore up his Irish Water application form in the Dáil last night Protest This post contains videos

Watch: Paul Murphy tore up his Irish Water application form in the Dáil last night

The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD wasn’t having any of it in the Dáil last night.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly: ‘John Tierney should be out facing the public and I’ll tell him that’ Irish Water

Alan Kelly: ‘John Tierney should be out facing the public and I’ll tell him that’

He said he has 100% confidence in John Tierney as CEO of Irish Water.

From TheJournal.ie One Fianna Fáil TD is refusing to give Irish Water his PPS number Incoherent Gibberish

One Fianna Fáil TD is refusing to give Irish Water his PPS number

He also accused Irish Water representatives of speaking “incoherent gibberish”.

# water-charges - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline Leaky Pipes

Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water to review how it treats customers (and, maybe, its bonus structure) Alan Kelly

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 14 reasons why people don’t like and don’t trust Irish Water Underwater

14 reasons why people don’t like and don’t trust Irish Water

Leaks, protests, communication breakdown and a scorned minister have all contributed to a difficult 10 months for the new semi-state.

# water-charges - Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: Why Irish Water bonuses have TDs worried about their seats Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Why Irish Water bonuses have TDs worried about their seats

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

# water-charges - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Still have questions about water charges? You might find the answers here Muddy Waters

# water-charges - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Anti-water charge protests take place around the country Demonstration

Anti-water charge protests take place around the country

Large crowds were reported at some of the demonstrations.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: This government is engineering its own downfall through Irish Water Water Charges

Aaron McKenna: This government is engineering its own downfall through Irish Water

It is difficult to imagine how otherwise ostensibly politically-savvy people conceived of Irish Water in its current form.

# water-charges - Friday 17 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Landlords to Irish Water: Don’t expect us to act as your collection agents Fluid Situation

Landlords to Irish Water: Don’t expect us to act as your collection agents

It follows days of uncertainty over who will eventually be held liable, if tenants refuse to register and pay for the contentious charges.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax Scarpered This post contains videos

Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax

The Sinn Féin deputy says that Socialist TD Paul Murphy ran on a slogan in Dublin South-West.

# water-charges - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A smart-alec Tánaiste giving smart-alec answers… That’s what Mary Lou thinks of Joan Water Charges

A smart-alec Tánaiste giving smart-alec answers… That’s what Mary Lou thinks of Joan

“I’m sorry that’s not good enough … and I’m sorry if this breaches Dáil etiquette.”

From TheJournal.ie Rebellious taxpayers and ‘testosterone-driven woohah’: What do female politicians make of the Budget? Budget Review

Rebellious taxpayers and ‘testosterone-driven woohah’: What do female politicians make of the Budget?

A panel of women politicians came together in Dublin this morning to discuss Budget 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Tenant or landlord? Confusion over who is liable for water charges but here are some answers Finally

Tenant or landlord? Confusion over who is liable for water charges but here are some answers

Irish Water says it will contact the landlord to make sure the tenant receives the bill if they haven’t registered.

# water-charges - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan: No, the Budget wasn’t ‘a series of smart-alecky tricks’ None Of That

Michael Noonan: No, the Budget wasn’t ‘a series of smart-alecky tricks’

The Finance Minister denied that the Government should have been more cautious in Budget 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Why are gardaí wearing cameras at water meter protests? Expensive Cameras This post contains images

Why are gardaí wearing cameras at water meter protests?

According to gardaí, it’s nothing new.

From TheJournal.ie I’m a landlord, and my tenant won’t pay water charges … Who’s liable? Good Question

I’m a landlord, and my tenant won’t pay water charges … Who’s liable?

If you’re a landlord, you may not like the answer to this one…

# water-charges - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The government is giving most people part of their water charges back Water Relief

The government is giving most people part of their water charges back

Michael Noonan said that the measures was being taken to “alleviate the burden of water charges on working families”. The short-term unemployed will miss out, though.

From TheJournal.ie Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who’s protesting the Budget? Leinster House

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who’s protesting the Budget?

There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…

# water-charges - Monday 13 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This Cork man is on hunger strike to protest against the water charges Taking A Stand

This Cork man is on hunger strike to protest against the water charges

Gary Coleman plans to stay on the hunger strike until 25 October, when a march is planned against the charges in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie With 24 hours to go, here’s what we know about the Budget so far… The Final Countdown
From TheJournal.ie How many houses does Gerry Adams own? Adams Family Values

How many houses does Gerry Adams own?

And will he be paying water charges on any of them?

# water-charges - Sunday 12 October, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the Ebola patient in the US, water charges and the remote control for the Sean O’Casey Bridge that went missing…

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