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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Lunchtime Fix: 8 things you need to know News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 8 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From TheJournal.ie From flushing the loo to a cup of tea – how much will water cost? Irish Water

From flushing the loo to a cup of tea – how much will water cost?

What about filling water balloons? How much will that cost?

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are the stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Water charges kick in tomorrow. Find out how much you’ll be paying… Bills Bills Bills

Water charges kick in tomorrow. Find out how much you’ll be paying…

The average annual household bill will be €238.

From TheJournal.ie A final decision on water charges is expected later today Irish Water

A final decision on water charges is expected later today

The Commission for Energy Regulation put the charges out for public consultation in July.

# water-charges - Friday 26 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin say they’d abolish your water charges… But their alternative plan is a little short on detail Tell You Later

Sinn Féin say they’d abolish your water charges… But their alternative plan is a little short on detail

Mary Lou McDonald has been setting out how Sinn Féin would pay for the utility today… But the party won’t be giving precise details for another two weeks or so.

# water-charges - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water’s spokeswoman was on Prime Time tonight. Here’s what she said: Q And A

Irish Water’s spokeswoman was on Prime Time tonight. Here’s what she said:

Elizabeth Arnett answered questions from the audience in studio and online.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan was told to scrap water charges in the Budget. Here’s how he took it… Tapped Out

Michael Noonan was told to scrap water charges in the Budget. Here’s how he took it…

The Finance Minister was upbeat in slapping down the suggestion.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Michael Noonan made a joke about Sinn Féin and everyone in the Dáil laughed Ballroom Of Romance This post contains videos

Video: Michael Noonan made a joke about Sinn Féin and everyone in the Dáil laughed

It was hilarious by the low, low standards of Leinster House.

# water-charges - Saturday 20 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: 11 people arrested during an ‘unofficial protest’ over water charges Public Order Offences

PHOTOS: 11 people arrested during an ‘unofficial protest’ over water charges

The rogue protesters refused to move after O’Connell Street was reopened today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water protesters leave their estates for protest in Dublin city centre Water Charges

Irish Water protesters leave their estates for protest in Dublin city centre

The new water charges are set to begin in just under two weeks time.

# water-charges - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Households with undrinkable water could be in line for a bigger discount Fairer Fees

Households with undrinkable water could be in line for a bigger discount

Irish Water has also defended asking customers for their PPS numbers.

From TheJournal.ie ‘One daily shower and one daily flush for children’: Micheál Martin demands water charges review Leaders' Questions

‘One daily shower and one daily flush for children’: Micheál Martin demands water charges review

Joan Burton says she expects CER ruling will rule out water charges for contaminated water.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The ripple effect of commodifying water – from Dublin to Detroit Water Charges

Opinion: The ripple effect of commodifying water – from Dublin to Detroit

Looking at how water charges have been implemented elsewhere allows us to glimpse what their likely effect will be in Ireland… and it’s not pretty.

# water-charges - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie We need to get ready for “one last gasp of austerity” in 2015 — economist Water Charges

We need to get ready for “one last gasp of austerity” in 2015 — economist

The quarterly water charge set to hit households from January will effectively “suck” money out of the system, economist Tom McDonnell says.

# water-charges - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘No data breach’ says Irish Water, despite sending 6,329 letters to the wrong address Oops

‘No data breach’ says Irish Water, despite sending 6,329 letters to the wrong address

The Data Protection Commissioner has not said whether a breach took place.

# water-charges - Monday 11 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water: It’s not fair to compare us to 25-year-old UK utilities Way Harsh

Irish Water: It’s not fair to compare us to 25-year-old UK utilities

The company was responding to reports that its running costs are likely to double that of its UK counterparts.

# water-charges - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Yes, we should pay water charges – but we should also get an improved service Water

Opinion: Yes, we should pay water charges – but we should also get an improved service

Water doesn’t fall from the clouds and into our taps. It takes a vast infrastructural network to provide us with safe drinking water.

# water-charges - Friday 1 August, 2014

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

# water-charges - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much you’ll be expected to pay for water Water

Here’s how much you’ll be expected to pay for water

The Commission for Energy Regulation today published details and confirmed that the government will cover costs of water use for children.

# water-charges - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water will be asking for your PPS number and they’ll be doing so ‘within weeks’ What's Your Number?

Irish Water will be asking for your PPS number and they’ll be doing so ‘within weeks’

The company accepts that “this is an unusual territory for a utility to be in”.

# water-charges - Monday 14 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The next Government will have to hike water charges – ESRI Drip Drip Drip

The next Government will have to hike water charges – ESRI

The light at the end of the tunnel is still “some way off”, Professor John Fitzgerald said this morning.

# water-charges - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach insists water for children will be free Irish Water

Taoiseach insists water for children will be free

Enda Kenny also confirmed that the water charges will not exceed €240 per year.

# water-charges - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water wants allowance of 38,000 litres per child reduced Fiasco

Irish Water wants allowance of 38,000 litres per child reduced

However, Enda Kenny has insisted that “every child” will be free.

From TheJournal.ie TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions – then he’s stopped from answering them Dáil This post contains videos

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions – then he’s stopped from answering them

Dáil procedure got in the way during Questions to An Taoiseach today.

# water-charges - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Expansion of Leixlip Water Treatment Plant means more water for Dublin Water Supply

Expansion of Leixlip Water Treatment Plant means more water for Dublin

The reservoir supplies water for over 130,000 customers in the Greater Dublin area.

# water-charges - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How should Irish adoption laws be changed? Oireachtas Agenda

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?

Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.

# water-charges - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Scandalous’: One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests Response Times

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

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

# water-charges - Saturday 31 May, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about a body found in Dublin, Brian O’Driscoll’s final farewell and a US soldier released by the Taliban.

From TheJournal.ie Water charges a step too far for jobseekers Irish Water

Water charges a step too far for jobseekers

Charity, St Vincent de Paul is worried that adults without children won’t be able to afford water as there are no extra allowances for them.

# water-charges - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie McDonald: ‘You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?’ Fight Fight Fight

McDonald: ‘You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?’

Enda Kenny said that Sinn Féin just want to promise free services and haven’t a notion how to pay for it.

# water-charges - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Water charges will cost families more than €400 a year – Fianna Fáil Lies

Water charges will cost families more than €400 a year – Fianna Fáil

The party has launched a website claiming to give “the real cost of water charges”.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore on THAT water charges leaflet: ‘What I was against then is what I’m against now’ Explaining

Gilmore on THAT water charges leaflet: ‘What I was against then is what I’m against now’ Exclusive

“Yes, I am,” the Tánaiste said yesterday when asked if he was hearing anger on the doorsteps about water charges.

# water-charges - Friday 16 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 totally foolproof ideas for reducing your water charges Water Waste

9 totally foolproof ideas for reducing your water charges

From Twitter. Thanks Twitter!

From TheJournal.ie ‘He doesn’t know where the hell I was born’: Woman in Kenny protest video speaks out Accent

‘He doesn’t know where the hell I was born’: Woman in Kenny protest video speaks out

When Dette McLoughlin questioned the Taoiseach about water charges, he asked her where she was from. McLoughlin claims a garda approached her after the incident, looking for her details.

# water-charges - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Do you have something you want to say about water charges? Written Submission

Do you have something you want to say about water charges?

Consumer Network ‘One Big Switch’ wants to hear from you.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: With such a meagre allowance, our new water charges can’t be about conservation Water Charges

Opinion: With such a meagre allowance, our new water charges can’t be about conservation

Charging us for water that is a basic need, when we have no option or alternative but to use that water, is simply a measure in cost recovery.

From The Daily Edge Taoiseach criticised for quizzing Galway woman over English accent Galway Ted

Taoiseach criticised for quizzing Galway woman over English accent

Enda Kenny is accused of patronising the woman.

# water-charges - Monday 12 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams – people are more concerned with water charges than my arrest Election 2014

Gerry Adams – people are more concerned with water charges than my arrest

The Sinn Féin leader stated: “An arrest should not be taken as any indication of guilt.”

# water-charges - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: They say €240 per year for water. Sure. For now. Opinion

Damien Kiberd: They say €240 per year for water. Sure. For now.

Damien Kiberd finds the election promise of an ‘average’ water charge is as leaky as a badly-laid pipe.

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