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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Yesterday’s News


# water-charges - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'

Ruth Coppinger said her party will take the pay increase due to TDs, but it will go towards campaigns supports.

# water-charges - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall

The funding is to last for the period of the water charges suspension up to 2017.

# water-charges - Monday 10 October, 2016

Irish Water has put out a tender for a debt collection agency

The utility told it was a “precautionary measure”, but said domestic customers remain liable for outstanding bills.

# water-charges - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Ireland's water charges are among the lowest in Europe...*

* And that’s even before they were suspended. Dublin meanwhile ranks 31st out of 31 European cities in terms of percentage income spent on charges each year.

# water-charges - Thursday 6 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does every other country in Europe have water charges?

Fine Gael TD Seán Barrett made the claim over the airwaves recently. Is it true?

# water-charges - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals have received an advance copy of the party’s “alternative budget” to be unveiled today.

# water-charges - Monday 3 October, 2016

Paul Murphy will face trial over Jobstown false imprisonment charges next year

The date was set in court this morning.

# water-charges - Sunday 2 October, 2016

"The bills won't be coming back...water charges are gone" - Fianna Fáil's Thomas Byrne

Fianna Fáil’s Education spokesperson says his party’s water charges policy has been consistent.

# water-charges - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Fianna Fáil have had "more positions than the Kama Sutra" on water charges, says Sinn Féin TD

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said Sinn Féin is “showboating” with today’s motion.

# water-charges - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The Citizens' Assembly will take place on Saturday 15 October in Dublin Castle

The Government press office confirmed to that Red C polling will conduct the poll to decide the makeup of the assembly.

# water-charges - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Garda tells court Jobstown protest was 'like a rugby maul'

The detective inspector was giving evidence today at the trial of a teenager accused of the false imprisonment of Joan Burton and her advisor.

# water-charges - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

FactCheck: Has Fianna Fáil's position on water charges really been "consistent"?

They’ve been accused of a U-Turn on the issue, but Micheál Martin has denied it. What do the facts say?

# water-charges - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Fianna Fáil's call for water charges to be abolished 'first shot in election campaign'

Earlier, Enda Kenny said: “I’m not sure what Fianna Fáil are at here.”

"Tens of thousands" expected to protest water charges (and the government's Apple decision)

Right2Water is asking people to take to the streets again, and organisers are preparing for a large turnout.

# water-charges - Monday 12 September, 2016

“It’s not a U-turn" - Fianna Fáil wants water charges abolished

They’re suspended for now but the party wants them gone altogether.

# water-charges - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Water protestor who called President Higgins a 'midget parasite' is spared jail

Father-of-three Derek Byrne (36), from Streamville Rd, Kilbarrack, Dublin, was fined €300 by Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

# 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

# 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.

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