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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

# water-charges - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Irish Water 'may not be able to refund' more than 43,000 customers who paid water charges

€177 million was provided to Irish Water last year to refund to some 995,000 domestic customers, that included €5 million in administration costs.

# water-charges - Friday 24 November, 2017

Jobstown protester pleads guilty to criminal damage of garda car

Dylan Collins has been remanded on bail until January.

# water-charges - Friday 17 November, 2017

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday

Refunds totalling €173 million will be paid to 990,000 customers.

# water-charges - Friday 3 November, 2017

Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness

Three of Ireland’s leading homelessness charities have called on the public to donate their refunds.

# water-charges - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair? Water Charges This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair?

The first charge will be levied in July 2019.

Water charges: You get to keep the conservation grant, but 'excessive use' charges on the way

Water usage will be monitored from 2018, with bills arriving in 2019 for those that waste water.

# water-charges - Monday 24 July, 2017

Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age

The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.

# water-charges - Sunday 23 July, 2017

The long, slow process to refund almost €170m in water charges

The government must decide how best to repay people and avoid another PR disaster.

# water-charges - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Don't worry, Paschal has found the money to refund your water charges

Paschal Donohoe has identified an under-spend across all departments of €300 million.

# water-charges - Monday 17 July, 2017

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

FINALLY. Talk about water charges might be coming to an end as the government figure out how to give the cash back.

# water-charges - Sunday 16 July, 2017

The Government plans to start refunding water charges from autumn

It is estimated that the refunds will cost in the region of €160 million.

# water-charges - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded

Officials are in negotiations with the EU for a special deal to pay around €160 million in water charge refunds.

# water-charges - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Government working to refund water charges - but it could be done over a few years

Cabinet agreed to give priority to the drafting of the Water Services Bill 2017 today.

# water-charges - Monday 29 May, 2017

# water-charges - Friday 19 May, 2017

Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her advisor.

# water-charges - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Garda thought she was going to be 'crushed' at water charges protest, court hears

Marion Power said there was “constant abuse and horrendous language the whole time”.

# water-charges - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told

“You were being pushed around. You couldn’t stand still. I was being punched continually.”

# water-charges - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

# water-charges - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Jobstown defendant said Joan Burton could 'take sanctuary in church'

Seven men are accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste during a water charges protest in 2014.

# water-charges - Monday 1 May, 2017

FactFind: How much water do we actually use?

And how many households fall into the “excessive use” category of 1.7 times the average?

# water-charges - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'Terrified' Joan Burton 'ran for her life' at Jobstown protest

Seven men including TD Paul Murphy have pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.

# water-charges - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

10% of Irish households are using four times as much water as the rest of the country

New figures from the CSO show that usage of water in Ireland is heavily skewed by a small fraction of consumers.

# water-charges - Monday 24 April, 2017

Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton

Over 100 potential jurors were called in a random ballot and a jury of five women and seven men were selected.

# water-charges - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Phil Hogan: 'I think Irish Water has seen the test of time'

Ivan Yates said that people see Hogan as the “bogeyman of Irish Water” in a radio interview today.

# water-charges - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Water charge refunds on the way, with conservation grant likely to be deducted

Politicians are having their say on the water committee report tonight.

Poll: Do you agree with people being charged for excessive water use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with people being charged for excessive water use?

The Dáil is set to debate water charges today.

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

Finally, after 22 meetings, the water committee has approved its final report.

# water-charges - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Water committee told meters should be installed in all new houses

The water committee has gotten fresh legal advice on the final report.

# water-charges - Monday 10 April, 2017

SIPTU says Irish Water workers are not overpaid after reports of €5,000 bonuses for all staff

It’s reported that staff receive perks such as car allowances and fitness instructors as well as health insurance packages for executives and their spouses.

# water-charges - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'We're on the verge of a really important victory': Large crowds gather in Dublin for Right2Water protest

Crowds turned out in Dublin today for the demonstration.

'It was a cock-up': Government chief whip says Fine Gael messed up with water charges

Regina Doherty said that the party had made a “catastrophe” of trying to introduce water charges.

# water-charges - Friday 7 April, 2017

Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction

The minister has said some of the wording agreed by the committee is “deeply ambiguous” and at odds with the EU.

# water-charges - Thursday 6 April, 2017

A decision on water charges has been kicked down the road... again

The water committee has voted in favour of adjourning until next week.

# water-charges - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Fine Gael says water committee report is illegal and it won't support it

The water committee will reconvene tomorrow.

# water-charges - Monday 3 April, 2017

Paid your water bills? You're definitely going to get some of your money back

However, the final draft of the report states that all new homes are to have water meters installed.

# water-charges - Friday 31 March, 2017

Paul Murphy promises he won't talk about his upcoming trial at Jobstown protest rallies

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy is one of seven people charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton.

# water-charges - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Finally: Water committee close to a deal on the future of charges

The definition of water wastage has been defined as 1.7 times the average usage has been agreed by the committee.

# water-charges - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Households which waste water 'to face prosecution' under proposed new plans

There are also plans to give some money back to those who paid the charges.

# water-charges - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Just fining people for wasting water won't be enough says EU commissioner

The issue of water charges will be back on the agenda in Leinster House this week.

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