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#Water Meters

# water-meters - Thursday 5 June, 2014

PICS: Water meter works leave footpath almost completely blocked Restricted Access This post contains images

PICS: Water meter works leave footpath almost completely blocked

One resident of the street in south Dublin said he couldn’t imagine how a person in a wheelchair would be able to access their home.

# water-meters - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Damien Kiberd: They say €240 per year for water. Sure. For now.

Damien Kiberd finds the election promise of an ‘average’ water charge is as leaky as a badly-laid pipe.

# water-meters - Friday 9 May, 2014

Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass Meet And Greet This post contains images

Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass

Fine Gael said yesterday that Kenny was hoping to speak to as many people as possible in the run up to polling day and these guys were certainly ready to talk.

# water-meters - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Water meter protests continue, one woman 'injured' in Dublin stand-off

Derek Byrne of Dublin Says No told that the woman fell to the ground when she was pushed over by a barrier.

# water-meters - Friday 2 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge The most painfully ironic photo of an Irish Water van you'll see today Uisce Éireann

The most painfully ironic photo of an Irish Water van you'll see today

So THAT’S where they keep it all.

# water-meters - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Gilmore: I find it hard to understand why people are blocking Irish Water from installing meters

The Tánaiste also said he would not be bound by any timetable on the Cabinet agreeing on how much people will have to pay.

Protesters have 'all the time in the world' to stop water meter work today

The group succeeded in preventing Irish Water workers from installing meters at an estate in Dublin yesterday and they were back at the crack of dawn today.

# water-meters - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

# water-meters - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Almost 80,000 homes have so far been fitted with water meters

Irish Water came into operation yesterday and says that over 1 million household connections have also now surveyed by authorities.

# water-meters - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Installation of new water meters to begin at the end of the month

Homeowners will be contacted two weeks in advance of the installation of their meter.

# water-meters - Monday 8 April, 2013

Gilmore: Water charges will not be introduced next January

The Tánaiste says charges won’t be introduced before meters are installed, and that won’t be done in the next nine months.

# water-meters - Monday 25 February, 2013

400 jobs for the unemployed through the water metering project

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said the programme is an opportunity for skilled workers to re-enter the workforce.

# water-meters - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Dublin City Council head John Tierney appointed new boss at Irish Water

A Fianna Fáil councillor has said that Tierney’s departure should lead to his powers being transferred to the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

# water-meters - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Seanad to begin debating legislation behind water charges

The Water Services Bill will begin its path through the Oireachtas in the Seanad chamber this afternoon.

# water-meters - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Irish government 'fears boycott of new water charges'

A leaked Troika document also reveals that the installation of water meters could be years behind the official schedule.

# water-meters - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

Hogan admits water charges law will be behind Troika schedule

A European Commission report yesterday said legislation would be tabled in the coming days – but Phil Hogan says it’ll be later this year.

# water-meters - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Leaked EU report: Water charges to kick in from January 2014

Irish homes will pay water charges from 1 January 2014, Brussels says – far earlier than Phil Hogan had previously said.

# water-meters - Friday 8 June, 2012

Water charges waiver system proposed for low-income households

A joint Oireachtas committee report has also recommended that Irish Water, the new State body, should remain in public ownsership.

# water-meters - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Bord Gáis says Irish Water plan won't come until at least mid-July

SIPTU members are being balloted for industrial action over job fears as services are transferred from local authorities to the new State company.

# water-meters - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Fiery exchanges in last Dáil debates before Fiscal Compact referendum

One TD is ordered to leave the chamber as Eamon Gilmore and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin exchange fire during Leaders’ Questions.

# water-meters - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

No deal to give tender for water meters to O'Brien firm, insists minister

Pat Rabbitte says reports that SiteServ has won the tender to install water meters in Irish homes are incorrect.

# water-meters - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Enda Kenny: We can't guarantee water will not be cut off

Taoiseach says that Government can’t send a message to people that they need not pay water charges. However, decision not yet made on how to tackle amount of water “lost” between production and tap – and who will pay for it.

# water-meters - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Howlin insists no possibility of selling off Irish Water

The public expenditure minister says Irish Water will not form part of the Bord Gais sell-off – but the opposition aren’t convinced.

# water-meters - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Varadkar apologises over water charges confusion

The Transport Minister has apologised over the Government’s handling of the issue, adding that charges will not be applied for at least another two years.

# water-meters - Saturday 21 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here's the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here's the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: Cash for Water Meters outlets and the three top causes of unwanted pregnancies.

Government insists only 300,000 homes won't have meters

But this number will come down significantly in the coming years, according to the Department of the Environment.

# water-meters - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Tánaiste defensive as government accused of being 'outrageously deceptive'

Micheál Martin led criticism of the government over changes to the one-parent allowance during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.

# water-meters - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan

Environment minister couldn’t say how much it will cost consumers, but said a standing charge would be involved.

# water-meters - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Plumbers' association 'ready to start work' on installing water meters

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors says it has 350 firms which could be used to install meters quickly.

17 questions (and answers) about those new water charges’s Q&A on one of the most controversial issues of the day…

New State body Irish Water will be part of Bord Gáis

Minister Phil Hogan has also confirmed that there will be no up-front charge for the water-metering programme.

No upfront charge for water meters - reports

Meanwhile, we find out what happened to that 2010 offer from Siemens to pay for installing 1.1 million water meters…

# water-meters - Monday 16 April, 2012

Poll: Should households pay for their own water meters? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should households pay for their own water meters?

The Government says it would be in line with international practice but is it fair?

# water-meters - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Homeowners will have to pay for their own water meters

The cost of water meters will be passed onto consumers, the Government has revealed.

# water-meters - Monday 16 January, 2012

Hogan says 90 per cent of all households face water charges by 2014

The Environment Minister was speaking as a six-week public consultation on water charges begins today.

# water-meters - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Cabinet signs off on ‘interim’ €100 household levy

A €100 household charge will be imposed for two years, while the presidential election will take place on October 27.

# water-meters - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Poll: What's your view of the proposed new taxes? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: What's your view of the proposed new taxes?

How do you feel about being asked to pay not one, not two but THREE new potential taxes next year?