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#Water Services Bill

# water-services-bill - Monday 29 December, 2014

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.

'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.

# water-services-bill - Sunday 28 December, 2014

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.

# water-services-bill - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

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’.)

# water-services-bill - Monday 22 December, 2014

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill Irish Water This post contains videos

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.

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.

# water-services-bill - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill

Here’s what would have to happen to get it underway.

# water-services-bill - Saturday 20 December, 2014

The Seanad debated the Water Services Bill well into the wee hours

Senators are now expected to return on Monday to continue the debate.

# water-services-bill - Thursday 18 December, 2014

This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges

# water-services-bill - Thursday 19 December, 2013

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.

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-services-bill - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

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.