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#Water Charges

# 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Those criticising the President for signing Bills into law are overestimating his power Water

Opinion: Those criticising the President for signing Bills into law are overestimating his power

By not using Article 26, President Higgins leaves the door open for future constitutional challenges.

# water-charges - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the President above criticism for signing bills into law? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the President above criticism for signing bills into law?

A protesters being unfair on Michael D Higgins?

# water-charges - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly: Monday isn’t a ‘drop dead date’, you can register on 3 February, 10 February… Water Charges

# water-charges - Monday 26 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie One thousand water meters are being installed every day (but progress has slowed down) Irish Water

One thousand water meters are being installed every day (but progress has slowed down)

Minister Alan Kelly says there’s now 2,000 fewer being installed per month compared to late last year.

# water-charges - Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie €100 water charges grant WON’T be scrapped, despite EU concerns NOT GONNA HAPPEN

€100 water charges grant WON’T be scrapped, despite EU concerns

The European Commission is concerned about the Government’s revised water charges package.

# water-charges - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of ‘complete hypocrisy’ over Irish Water board … but they’re having none of it Hell To The N-o

Government accused of ‘complete hypocrisy’ over Irish Water board … but they’re having none of it

The utility’s new board structure has caused some confusion this evening.

# water-charges - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’ So There

Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’

There was a lot of finger-wagging and eye-rolling at Leaders’ Questions today.

From TheJournal.ie Have you registered with Irish Water? Almost half of those liable haven’t Water Charges

Have you registered with Irish Water? Almost half of those liable haven’t

Charging for water began on January 1 -the first bills are due to be issued from April.

# water-charges - Monday 12 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s wrong that Irish Water won’t reveal how much it’s paying for security’ – Fianna Fáil Not In The Public Interest

‘It’s wrong that Irish Water won’t reveal how much it’s paying for security’ – Fianna Fáil

The company said revealing this information could result in higher costs which would have to be passed on to consumers.

# water-charges - Sunday 11 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Enda and Co have done a great thing for the Irish people – they have made us aware. Ireland Inc

Opinion: Enda and Co have done a great thing for the Irish people – they have made us aware.

We have woken up to the fact that, just because our parents or grandparents voted for a certain party, that maybe – just maybe – that party isn’t what we should be voting for.

# water-charges - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water insists it WILL be reducing local authority staff numbers Retirement

Irish Water insists it WILL be reducing local authority staff numbers

A report today claimed a ‘secret deal’ had been made which would see Irish Water forced to automatically fill vacancies after retirements.

# water-charges - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: Water charges start from today … Will you be trying to ‘beat the cap’? Water You Doing

Open thread: Water charges start from today … Will you be trying to ‘beat the cap’?

Householders can achieve a reduction in their annual bill if they cut their consumption by up to 15 per cent, the Government says.

# water-charges - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here are our 10 most commented on articles in 2014 Below The Line

Here are our 10 most commented on articles in 2014

From Joan Burton to Garth Brooks, here’s what got you all talking this year.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny doesn’t blame anyone for the Irish Water debacle THE NEVERENDING STORY

Enda Kenny doesn’t blame anyone for the Irish Water debacle

The Taoiseach said he is not one to lay blame.

# water-charges - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Shufflin’, celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures Pictorial Yearly

Shufflin’, celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures

There were resignations, a Cabinet reshuffle and the issue of water charges.

From TheJournal.ie Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics Transatlantic

Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics

It was a year of unrest and protest on both sides of the Atlantic, writes Larry Donnelly.

# water-charges - Monday 29 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law Water Services Bill

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I don’t think the Government knows how serious this is’ Water Bill

‘I don’t think the Government knows how serious this is’

Sinn Féin has hit out at Government for allowing the Water Services Bill to be signed into law.

# water-charges - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lipstick ‘traitor’ sign hung on Áras gates as President rubber-stamps contentious bill Signed And Sealed

Lipstick ‘traitor’ sign hung on Áras gates as President rubber-stamps contentious bill

Dozens of protesters gathered in near freezing temperatures in the Phoenix Park today, carrying candles, banners and flags.

From TheJournal.ie President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill It's Official

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill

Water charges are now the law of the land.

From TheJournal.ie Water, abortion rights and determined sit-ins: 2014 was a year of Irish protests Get Up Stand Up

Water, abortion rights and determined sit-ins: 2014 was a year of Irish protests

You guys were not taking anything sitting down in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s We Have What You Need

Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s

There was one problem… Japan also wanted to.

# water-charges - Thursday 25 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This 1930s Christmas card is pretty timeless… Big Socks To Fill

This 1930s Christmas card is pretty timeless…

Just add a ‘water charges’ stocking and it’s Christmas 2014.

# water-charges - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill Dear Michael

49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill

The President had a swift response for some of them (and it wasn’t a complete ‘no’.)

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou and this Fianna Fáil senator were throwing serious shade on Twitter last night Morto

# water-charges - Monday 22 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill Irish Water This post contains videos

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill

Earlier, proceedings were suspended twice in less than an hour – after a row over claims that senators were coming from the Dáil bar to vote on the Bill last week.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How much do you know about the water charges debacle? Swimming In Knowledge

QUIZ: How much do you know about the water charges debacle?

It’s been the topic of the year so how much have you been paying attention?

From TheJournal.ie Senator says no one in Fianna Fáil told him he was expelled Confusion

Senator says no one in Fianna Fáil told him he was expelled

Mark Daly claimed he hadn’t heard from anyone in the party after he defied the whip early on Saturday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue has ‘no competence’ to collect water charges – and that’s from Revenue boss No Thanks

Revenue has ‘no competence’ to collect water charges – and that’s from Revenue boss

The outgoing chairperson Josephine Feehily also says she’s looking forward to holding the Garda Commissioner to scrutiny in her new role.

From TheJournal.ie There are no records of some meetings Phil Hogan had about Irish Water Big Philly Style

There are no records of some meetings Phil Hogan had about Irish Water

Fresh details – or the lack of – about discussions between Bord Gáis and the then-environment minister have emerged.

From TheJournal.ie Joan on Jobstown: ‘When I was in that car I was worried about the parallels with fascism’ Water Protest

Joan on Jobstown: ‘When I was in that car I was worried about the parallels with fascism’

The Tánaiste has been speaking about her experience at the hands of water protesters last month.

# water-charges - Sunday 21 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill Petition

Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill

Here’s what would have to happen to get it underway.

From TheJournal.ie We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut… Loose Lips Leo This post contains videos

We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut…

The Health Minister has been telling TheJournal.ie about his reputation for being a straight talker.

# water-charges - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Seanad debated the Water Services Bill well into the wee hours All Talk

The Seanad debated the Water Services Bill well into the wee hours

Senators are now expected to return on Monday to continue the debate.

# water-charges - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Environment Department denies Europe could force us to pay higher water charges Aint Gonna Happen

Environment Department denies Europe could force us to pay higher water charges

Independent MEP Marian Harkin said the Commission could tell the Government to increase the controversial charge.

From TheJournal.ie This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges
From TheJournal.ie Will the Seanad reject water charges? State Of The Nation

Will the Seanad reject water charges?

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

# water-charges - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ECB to Ireland: We don’t have to answer to you State Of The Nation

ECB to Ireland: We don’t have to answer to you

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

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