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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Judge warns people against recording Jobstown trial on their smartphones

The judge says that this had been a problem at a previous hearing.

# water-charges - Sunday 17 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Pat Rabbitte right about RTE's coverage of water charges?

The former Labour TD says RTE has focused almost entirely on protests, and almost never reported on the need to improve our water infrastructure.

# water-charges - Monday 11 July, 2016

Irish Water revenue from bills slashed almost in half

The suspension of charges was announced by the government as the fifth bill was being issued to customers.

# water-charges - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Multiple calls for head of water charges commission to step down over "ill-judged" comments

In a media interview Joe O’Toole expressed his support for the charges.

# water-charges - Monday 4 July, 2016

Irish Water have finally stopped sending out bills - here's what it means to you

Households will longer receive Irish Water bills from this month, as the suspension of water charges begins to take tangible effect.

# water-charges - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

FactCheck: Who uses water most, and who pays most of the cost?

Do households really only use 10% of water, but pay 78% of the cost of funding our water system? FactCheck takes a closer look.

The government has handpicked these 'water experts' to tell us what to do with Irish Water

Charges are suspended until the process has been completed.

# water-charges - Monday 27 June, 2016

Water charges are going nowhere, says European Commission

It has said that Ireland changed its ‘established practice’ under a Fianna Fáil-led government in 2010.

# water-charges - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

# water-charges - Saturday 11 June, 2016

'The only objective was to get Enda and Fine Gael back in and it's done'

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is working on a committee investigating the controversial Panama Papers.

# water-charges - Saturday 4 June, 2016

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges

Kenny has made comments in a newspaper interview about the controversial charges.

# water-charges - Thursday 2 June, 2016

European Commission confirms its view that we are no longer exempt from water charges

The “Irish exemption” ended when we introduced water charges, the European Commission has told TheJournal.ie.

# water-charges - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges?

The Commission today issued a statement apparently saying that Ireland is no longer exempt from water charges.

# water-charges - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

The government has defeated Sinn Féin's plans to get rid of Irish Water

The motion called for the immediate scrapping of Irish Water as well as an end to water charges.

Scuffles between water charge protesters and gardaí as Alan Kelly arrives at the Dáil

Protesters chanted “shame on you” as Kelly made his way to the gates.

# water-charges - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil TD says people should pay water bills, before calling the whole thing a 'sorry mess'

A Sinn Féin motion calling for the charges to be scrapped will be debated in the Dáil today.

# water-charges - Monday 23 May, 2016

Now John Halligan says he'll vote WITH the government on water charges

The new junior minister will support the government’s counter-motion, which will suspend the charges for nine months.

# water-charges - Thursday 19 May, 2016

The state of Irish Water: 8,000 cancelled direct debits and 21% drop in revenue

Payments declined as government talks continued.

# water-charges - Monday 16 May, 2016

Majority of Irish people think water charges should be refunded to those who have paid

Just 8% don’t know what they think on the issue.

# water-charges - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017

It has also been revealed that the programme for installing domestic water meter is now under review following the suspension of charges.

# water-charges - Friday 13 May, 2016

Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges

The junior minister had previously said that he would not pay.

# water-charges - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments

But only in the event of water charges being suspended…

Can people who paid their water charges sue the government for a refund?

One Labour TD said he would be happy to lead a class action suit on behalf of bill-payers. But is it possible?

# water-charges - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Enda Kenny tells new ministers to pay their water charges

Independent TDs Finian McGrath and John Halligan have both said they have not paid their Irish Water bill.

# water-charges - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

People who have paid water charges won't get their money back - Fianna Fáil TD

Jim O’Callaghan said we can’t have a situation where people who haven’t paid their bills can tell people who have, ‘Well tough, you shouldn’t have bothered.’

Poll: Will you pay your next Irish Water bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay your next Irish Water bill?

The charges are going to be suspended.

# water-charges - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'

O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.

# water-charges - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges

Leo Varadkar came in for some heavy criticism from both Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs over comments he made about charges this week.

# water-charges - Friday 29 April, 2016

Poll: If water charges are scrapped, should those who paid be refunded? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If water charges are scrapped, should those who paid be refunded?

Irish Water and water charges remain the biggest stumbling block towards the formation of a new government.

# water-charges - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication

One TD has accused them of getting involved in party politics in an “unacceptable” way.

# water-charges - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Alan Kelly says future generations will "rue" the proposed Irish Water deal

The Dáil debated the issue of Irish Water today – and Kelly has been setting out his stall.

Water charges might be scrapped - so should we pay our bills?

It remains unclear whether billpayers will be refunded or non-billpayers will be pursued.

This endless talk of water charges is tiring. Here are 10 things we should focus on instead

Of all the things urgently, dangerously and unfairly wrong with this country, Irish Water isn’t even in the top 10, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# water-charges - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Enda and Micheál had 'good discussion' but water charges still divide parties

Formal talks will resume Monday but the leaders will be keeping in touch over the weekend.

# water-charges - Friday 22 April, 2016

Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny talked over the phone tonight - and will again tomorrow

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are trying to reach a common ground when it comes Irish Water.

# water-charges - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

How these two could resolve their differences over Irish Water and water charges

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are split on the future of Irish Water and water charges. So how will a compromise be reached?

We don't have a government yet, but Irish Water is still very much on the agenda

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil seem to be in agreement that Irish Water’s days are numbered.

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