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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From Enda's enforcer and the Irish Water 'bogeyman' to a 'bruiser' in Europe: Phil Hogan's decade in the spotlight
# Eu Commish
# Eu Commish

From Enda's enforcer and the Irish Water 'bogeyman' to a 'bruiser' in Europe: Phil Hogan's decade in the spotlight

Aug 27th 2020, 3:00 PM 25,258 Views 49 Comments

Phil Hogan came to the “reluctant conclusion” yesterday that he should step down from his senior EU job.

# water-charges - Saturday 23 November, 2019

How many people said they would now pay water charges? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How many people said they would now pay water charges? It's the week in numbers

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:00 PM 18,425 Views 36 Comments

Plus: The rent rise that some pensioners living in south Dublin council houses will be hit with next year.

# water-charges - Sunday 17 November, 2019

35% of people would pay water charges if they were brought in now
# Claire Byrne Poll
# Claire Byrne Poll

35% of people would pay water charges if they were brought in now

Nov 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 19,244 Views 113 Comments

The results are based on an opinion poll carried out by Amarách Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie.

# water-charges - Monday 28 October, 2019

The five most memorable moments from the disastrous campaign to introduce household water charges
# In Deep Water
# In Deep Water

The five most memorable moments from the disastrous campaign to introduce household water charges

Oct 28th 2019, 6:30 PM 19,487 Views 53 Comments

A new book by journalist Michael Brennan delves into the water charges debacle. Here are some of the moments that still stick out.

# water-charges - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Charges for excess water usage approved by commission
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Charges for excess water usage approved by commission

Jul 17th 2019, 2:01 PM 21,192 Views 167 Comments

Irish Water in its proposals said it was recommending a range of measures in a bid to reduce household water usage.

# water-charges - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on water ownership?
# Ireland's Water
# Ireland's Water

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on water ownership?

Jul 16th 2019, 8:29 AM 47,078 Views 150 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy has said a referendum on the topic could be held as early as next year.

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister

Jul 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 15,539 Views 31 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.

# water-charges - Sunday 27 January, 2019

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

Jan 27th 2019, 10:17 AM 40,578 Views 129 Comments

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

# water-charges - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply

Nov 20th 2018, 6:58 PM 15,889 Views 61 Comments

The aim would be to retain public ownership of any company charged with responsibility for the supply of water services

# water-charges - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis'
# Water Mess
# Water Mess

Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis'

Sep 13th 2018, 8:03 AM 20,258 Views 98 Comments

A report on the issue will be launched today at a conference called How (Not) To Do Public Policy.

# water-charges - Sunday 22 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:03 AM 22,233 Views 50 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

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

May 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,496 Views 39 Comments

€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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Jobstown protester pleads guilty to criminal damage of garda car

Nov 24th 2017, 6:55 PM 11,569 Views 0 Comments

Dylan Collins has been remanded on bail until January.

# water-charges - Friday 17 November, 2017

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday
# Christmas Bonus
# Christmas Bonus

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday

Nov 17th 2017, 5:12 PM 19,346 Views 62 Comments

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
# The Refund Project
# The Refund Project

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

Nov 3rd 2017, 6:01 AM 23,020 Views 110 Comments

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
# Water Charges

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

Sep 7th 2017, 10:05 AM 30,532 Views 182 Comments

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
# Now What
# Now What

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

Sep 7th 2017, 12:05 AM 21,170 Views 107 Comments

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
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

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

Jul 24th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,368 Views 63 Comments

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
# Drip Drip Drip
# Drip Drip Drip

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

Jul 23rd 2017, 4:03 PM 16,478 Views 52 Comments

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
# Baby I Got Your Money
# Baby I Got Your Money

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

Jul 18th 2017, 8:15 PM 22,293 Views 74 Comments

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
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

Jul 17th 2017, 2:18 PM 14,400 Views 41 Comments

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
# Water Under The Bridge
# Water Under The Bridge

The Government plans to start refunding water charges from autumn

Jul 16th 2017, 2:09 PM 13,468 Views 55 Comments

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
# Pay Back
# Pay Back

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

Jul 12th 2017, 4:17 PM 9,736 Views 57 Comments

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
# Better Have My Money
# Better Have My Money

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

May 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,252 Views 69 Comments

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

# water-charges - Monday 29 May, 2017

Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told

May 29th 2017, 3:02 PM 14,472 Views 0 Comments

It’s day 22 of the trial.

# water-charges - Friday 19 May, 2017

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

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

May 19th 2017, 7:48 PM 15,980 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

May 18th 2017, 7:31 PM 10,993 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

May 17th 2017, 5:13 PM 18,049 Views 0 Comments

“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'
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

May 16th 2017, 6:35 PM 21,194 Views 0 Comments

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

# water-charges - Thursday 11 May, 2017

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

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

May 11th 2017, 5:43 PM 13,461 Views 0 Comments

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?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: How much water do we actually use?

May 1st 2017, 10:00 PM 27,656 Views 71 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

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

Apr 27th 2017, 6:40 PM 26,023 Views 0 Comments

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
# Water Waste
# Water Waste

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

Apr 25th 2017, 1:19 PM 17,584 Views 116 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

Apr 24th 2017, 7:33 PM 11,671 Views 0 Comments

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'
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

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

Apr 23rd 2017, 5:42 PM 22,067 Views 104 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

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

Apr 12th 2017, 10:03 PM 24,620 Views 61 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Apr 12th 2017, 9:08 AM 35,028 Views 249 Comments

The Dáil is set to debate water charges today.

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered
# Finally
# Finally

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

Apr 12th 2017, 6:35 AM 31,746 Views 145 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Water committee told meters should be installed in all new houses

Apr 11th 2017, 2:36 PM 14,042 Views 187 Comments

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
# Performance Related
# Performance Related

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

Apr 10th 2017, 9:09 AM 26,338 Views 116 Comments

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.

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