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# 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.

# water-charges - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Paying any new tax is galling, but water needs to be paid for Column

Aaron McKenna: Paying any new tax is galling, but water needs to be paid for

The more we pay for water, perhaps the more we’ll think about how we use it, writes Aaron McKenna.

# water-charges - Friday 9 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From The Daily Edge This letter to the Irish Times brings up an excellent point about water charges Comfort Zone

# water-charges - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Water meter protests continue, one woman ‘injured’ in Dublin stand-off Rumble In Raheny Part II

Water meter protests continue, one woman ‘injured’ in Dublin stand-off

Derek Byrne of Dublin Says No told TheJournal.ie that the woman fell to the ground when she was pushed over by a barrier.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you make an effort to conserve water in order to reduce your bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you make an effort to conserve water in order to reduce your bill?

The Minister for the Environment said the charge could be reduced if people make attempts to conserve water.

# water-charges - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hogan: ‘Water pressure will be turned down to a trickle for people who don’t pay’ Bills Bills Bills
From The Daily Edge Did you spot the sneaky product placement on the Six One this evening? Water Way To Go
From TheJournal.ie ‘You can turn off the tap’ – Enda Kenny’s advice on conserving water Leaders' Questions

‘You can turn off the tap’ – Enda Kenny’s advice on conserving water

Gerry Adams said water charges indicated how “far removed” the government is from the general public.

From TheJournal.ie What can be done to improve access to finance for SMEs? Oireachtas Agenda

What can be done to improve access to finance for SMEs?

That’s one of the questions being asked in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie “There will be no standing charge” for water, Howlin confirms Cabinet Meeting

“There will be no standing charge” for water, Howlin confirms

The average yearly cost is still expected to be €240 but there will be allowances for households with children.

# water-charges - Monday 5 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Homeowners will find out this week what water charges they face Water Charges

Homeowners will find out this week what water charges they face

Eamon Gilmore said the coalition parties made progress on the issue over the Bank Holiday weekend.

# water-charges - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a standing charge for water services? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a standing charge for water services?

We now know that water charges will be brought in later this year but we’re still not sure what they’ll look like. What would you prefer?

# water-charges - Friday 2 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge The most painfully ironic photo of an Irish Water van you’ll see today Uisce Éireann

# water-charges - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Protesters occupy Irish Water HQ, call for public to ‘join the resistance’ Water Charges

Protesters occupy Irish Water HQ, call for public to ‘join the resistance’

Protesters have now been cleared from the building after gardaí were called to the scene.

From TheJournal.ie Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals Oireachtas Agenda

Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# water-charges - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Cabinet didn’t discuss water charges today, apparently Leaders' Questions

The Cabinet didn’t discuss water charges today, apparently

The Taoiseach said the government had “a very long agenda” and water charges simply didn’t come up.

From TheJournal.ie The government may have agreed on a banking inquiry, but there’s still no deal on water charges Up In The Air

The government may have agreed on a banking inquiry, but there’s still no deal on water charges

Cabinet failed to reach agreement on how much people will have to pay for water at this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Children using sunbeds, the new broadcasting charge and HSE grants Oireachtas Agenda

Children using sunbeds, the new broadcasting charge and HSE grants

It’s the first day back in the Dáil after the Easter break, so what’s happening?

# water-charges - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Reasonably quickly’: Kenny and Gilmore still can’t say when they’ll decide on water charges No Decision

‘Reasonably quickly’: Kenny and Gilmore still can’t say when they’ll decide on water charges

Amid pressure on the government to spill the beans before voters go to the polls on 23 May there may not be a decision after tomorrow’s Cabinet meeting, Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore indicated today.

From TheJournal.ie The Socialist Party thinks Labour could be ‘wiped out’ within three years Election 2014

The Socialist Party thinks Labour could be ‘wiped out’ within three years

Paul Murphy, the party’s Dublin MEP candidate, said that water charges were “the straw that breaks the camel’s back” for voters.

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