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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Water Services Bill

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# Water Services Bill
Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law
The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.
# water bill
'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'
Sinn Féin has hit out at Government for allowing the Water Services Bill to be signed into law.
# Signed And Sealed
Lipstick 'traitor' sign hung on Áras gates as President rubber-stamps contentious bill
Dozens of protesters gathered in near freezing temperatures in the Phoenix Park today, carrying candles, banners and flags.
# Dear Michael
49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill
The President had a swift response for some of them (and it wasn’t a complete ‘no’.)
# morto
Mary Lou and this Fianna Fáil senator were throwing serious shade on Twitter last night
Can’t we all just get along?
# Irish Water
Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill
Earlier, proceedings were suspended twice in less than an hour – after a row over claims that senators were coming from the Dáil bar to vote on the Bill last week.
# Confusion
Senator says no one in Fianna Fáil told him he was expelled
Mark Daly claimed he hadn’t heard from anyone in the party after he defied the whip early on Saturday morning.
# Petition
Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill
Here’s what would have to happen to get it underway.
# All Talk
The Seanad debated the Water Services Bill well into the wee hours
Senators are now expected to return on Monday to continue the debate.
This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges
Seán Barrett’s had a long day.
# Walkout
WATCH: Fianna Fáil lead Dáil walkout after row over water services legislation
Sinn Féin and independent TDs joined them as the government’s attempts to dispose of the Water Services Bill this week drew condemnation.
# Ming's challenge
Watch: Ming Flanagan challenges Minister to drink glass of 'glorified piss' (water)
The independent TD could be in trouble with Dáil authorities after an outburst in the chamber this morning.
# Water Charges
Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges
Where a customer fails to pay water charges, Irish Water will have to go to court to enforce payment.