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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie ‘Hide your phone, here comes Joan’: A few hundred protesters are outside the Labour conference Water Charges This post contains videos

‘Hide your phone, here comes Joan’: A few hundred protesters are outside the Labour conference

They were mostly peaceful and good-natured as the conference continued inside. A demonstration is also taking place in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie The story of ‘NO’ … 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement Charge This

The story of ‘NO’ … 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement

It’s just over a year since we were writing articles wondering ‘why don’t the Irish protest?’.

# water-charges - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Dublin councillors won’t have to foot €6,000 bill for printing anti-water charge leaflets No Rules To Be Broken

Dublin councillors won’t have to foot €6,000 bill for printing anti-water charge leaflets

‘People Before Profit condemns the misuse of public monies.’

# water-charges - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters Irish Water

Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters

Jan O’Sullivan and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were delayed for about 40 minutes.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water asking landlords for their tenants’ contact details Piggy In The Middle

Irish Water asking landlords for their tenants’ contact details

New water legislation is being planned, and landlords are concerned the Government is pressing ahead with plans to take unpaid bills from rental deposits.

# water-charges - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: Some water protesters are “terrifying young families” Warning

Enda Kenny: Some water protesters are “terrifying young families”

The Taoiseach also said the protesters jailed last week wanted to be in contempt of court.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do we still need anti-water charge protests? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do we still need anti-water charge protests?

Is it time for them to end – or are they absolutely necessary?

# water-charges - Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí called to Cork City Council after water protesters storm meeting Called Off

Gardaí called to Cork City Council after water protesters storm meeting

The protesters entered the chamber, resulting in tonight’s meeting being suspended.

From TheJournal.ie Prison service says water charge protesters are not ‘on complete lock down’ Wheatfield Prison

Prison service says water charge protesters are not ‘on complete lock down’

Two of the men have been on hunger strike since Friday and said they will begin refusing liquids from today.

# water-charges - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sunday Independent, same-sex marriage and Snapchat: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Sunday Independent, same-sex marriage and Snapchat: The week in numbers

Plus: How long were the water charge protesters jailed for?

From TheJournal.ie Some protesters gathered outside the Fine Gael conference – and a journalist was asked to leave Water Charges This post contains videos

Some protesters gathered outside the Fine Gael conference – and a journalist was asked to leave

Around 170 people have turned up outside the Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water on those ‘masked men’ filming at meter protest sites Who's Watching?

Irish Water on those ‘masked men’ filming at meter protest sites

A Dáil question on whether workers for the beleaguered semi-state were allowed obscure their faces was disallowed by the Ceann Comhairle earlier this month.

# water-charges - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “The establishment is scared and wants people to get back in their box” – Paul Murphy Jobstown

“The establishment is scared and wants people to get back in their box” – Paul Murphy

Murphy said that Jobstown was a “messy” protest.

From TheJournal.ie Sabina’s friend has no problem supporting man who called Michael D ‘midget’ Margaretta Says No

Sabina’s friend has no problem supporting man who called Michael D ‘midget’

Margaretta D’Arcy says she’ll campaign for the release of the Dublin Says No protesters. She hasn’t been asked for tea in the Áras recently, she added.

From TheJournal.ie Watch Gerry Adams explain how Sinn Féin could afford to scrap water charges How It's Done

Watch Gerry Adams explain how Sinn Féin could afford to scrap water charges

TheJournal.ie asked the Sinn Féin president to explain his party’s much-debated policy.

# water-charges - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Four water charge protesters are going to jail Verdict

Four water charge protesters are going to jail

Five people will serve between 28 and 56 days.

Water charges push up inflation rate, overall though it’s good news

In the main, prices are down by 0.6% compared to last year.

From TheJournal.ie Will Irish Water be hiring debt collectors? Not Paying

Will Irish Water be hiring debt collectors?

Here’s what the semi-state’s head of communications had to say about possible measures, should bills go unpaid.

# water-charges - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Kids are selling drugs because gardaí are busy at water protests’ Gone Back In Time

‘Kids are selling drugs because gardaí are busy at water protests’

Drug dealing in Dublin has been described as “absolutely horrendous”

From TheJournal.ie Enda: The guards wanted to give me extra security, but I’m grand No Worries

Enda: The guards wanted to give me extra security, but I’m grand

The Taoiseach says he does not feel extra personal security is necessary.

From TheJournal.ie Got a question for Irish Water? We’ll have a spokesperson live in the newsroom today The Hotseat

Got a question for Irish Water? We’ll have a spokesperson live in the newsroom today

A lot of people weren’t clear what this month’s ‘registration deadline’ meant for householders… Got a question you need answered?

# water-charges - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin and the curious incident of the ‘broken calculator’ Shinnernomics

Sinn Féin and the curious incident of the ‘broken calculator’

How much would it cost to scrap water charges?

# water-charges - Saturday 14 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Hundreds protest over 20 arrests of anti-water charge activists this week Jobstown This post contains images

Photos: Hundreds protest over 20 arrests of anti-water charge activists this week

Socialist TD Joe Higgins said the number of gardaí turning up for the arrests was a clear waste of the force’s resources.

# water-charges - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie TD accused of referring to gardaí as ‘dogs’ in the Dáil Round Up The Firstborn

TD accused of referring to gardaí as ‘dogs’ in the Dáil

There were extremely heated scenes in the Dáil during the discussion about Jobstown.

From TheJournal.ie ‘They took me, a 16-year-old, out of my bed and put me in a prison cell’ Jobstown Arrests

‘They took me, a 16-year-old, out of my bed and put me in a prison cell’

A protest against the Jobstown arrests took place outside the Department of Justice this evening.

From TheJournal.ie There’s going to be another national protest over water charges March In March

There’s going to be another national protest over water charges

Right2Water says it wants a large turnout.

From TheJournal.ie Water charge protesters demonstrated at Joan Burton’s house last night Joan At Home This post contains a poll

Water charge protesters demonstrated at Joan Burton’s house last night

There were fewer than 10 people and no arrests.

# water-charges - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Russell Brand chimes in on Irish water protesters and Paul Murphy’s arrest Tap Tax

Russell Brand chimes in on Irish water protesters and Paul Murphy’s arrest

“I urge you Irish people not to be afraid”.

# water-charges - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Blocking councillors from leaving meeting deemed ‘completely unacceptable’ Water Charges

Blocking councillors from leaving meeting deemed ‘completely unacceptable’

Gardaí were at the scene in Fingal last night.

# water-charges - Monday 9 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Dublin school rejigs Let It Go into adorable water charges song Let It Flow

Dublin school rejigs Let It Go into adorable water charges song

Don’t let it flow, don’t let it flooooow.

# water-charges - Thursday 5 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Two thirds of the money diverted to Irish Water came from your motor tax Financial Mystery Tour

Two thirds of the money diverted to Irish Water came from your motor tax

Representatives from the Environment Department were questioned by the committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Does missing the Irish Water deadline mean no €100 grant? A lot of people weren’t clear on Monday… Clear As Mud

Does missing the Irish Water deadline mean no €100 grant? A lot of people weren’t clear on Monday…

There was widespread confusion about whether those who did not register by the Monday midnight deadline would qualify for the water conservation grant.

# water-charges - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Dublin hotel offers 50 per cent discount for people who don’t pay their Irish Water bill Paper Planes

Dublin hotel offers 50 per cent discount for people who don’t pay their Irish Water bill

It’s not the first time the Charleville Lodge Hotel has done something controversial. Remember when they told Garth Brooks fans to ‘get a life’?

# water-charges - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Tenants who don’t pay charges should have their water cut off, say landlords Water Charges

Tenants who don’t pay charges should have their water cut off, say landlords

A large proportion of tenants aren’t planning to pay the charge, Fintan McNamara of the Residential Landlords Association said.

From TheJournal.ie Missed last night’s water charge deadline? No problem, it seems State Of The Nation

Missed last night’s water charge deadline? No problem, it seems

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

# water-charges - Sunday 1 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water says over 1 million have registered ahead of tomorrow’s deadline Water Charges

Irish Water says over 1 million have registered ahead of tomorrow’s deadline

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed today that those who do not register will not have their water cut off.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The temper of protest is changing’ – Pat Rabbitte critical of ‘thuggish’ protesters Water Protests

‘The temper of protest is changing’ – Pat Rabbitte critical of ‘thuggish’ protesters

The former minister says such protesters are in the minority.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you registered with Irish Water? Deadline Day This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you registered with Irish Water?

Tomorrow is the last chance to do so on time.

# water-charges - Friday 30 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I’ve just signed up to Irish Water. I don’t think that makes me a traitor. Water Charges

Opinion: I’ve just signed up to Irish Water. I don’t think that makes me a traitor.

Reluctantly and unhappily, I’ve decided I can no more pick the taxes I pay than the laws I obey.

# water-charges - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Water charges: Government faces extra costs to pay for €100 household grant Irish Water

Water charges: Government faces extra costs to pay for €100 household grant

More staff will be needed to manage the household payment, Joan Burton’s department has said.

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