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#Water Services Bill

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

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law
# Water Services Bill
# Water Services Bill

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

Dec 29th 2014, 12:16 PM 23,653 Views 185 Comments

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

'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'
# Water Bill
# Water Bill

'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'

Dec 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,181 Views 45 Comments

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
# Signed And Sealed
# Signed And Sealed

Lipstick 'traitor' sign hung on Áras gates as President rubber-stamps contentious bill

Dec 28th 2014, 8:19 PM 50,367 Views 294 Comments

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
# Dear Michael
# Dear Michael

49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill

Dec 24th 2014, 12:09 PM 41,278 Views 150 Comments

The President had a swift response for some of them (and it wasn’t a complete ‘no’.)

Mary Lou and this Fianna Fáil senator were throwing serious shade on Twitter last night
# Morto
# Morto

Mary Lou and this Fianna Fáil senator were throwing serious shade on Twitter last night

Dec 24th 2014, 10:25 AM 19,639 Views 102 Comments

Can’t we all just get along?

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

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill

Dec 22nd 2014, 11:00 PM 58,174 Views 220 Comments

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
# Confusion
# Confusion

Senator says no one in Fianna Fáil told him he was expelled

Dec 22nd 2014, 3:43 PM 22,555 Views 23 Comments

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
# Petition
# Petition

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

Dec 21st 2014, 1:41 PM 14,939 Views 117 Comments

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
# All Talk
# All Talk

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

Dec 20th 2014, 8:15 AM 25,796 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Dec 18th 2014, 6:26 PM 16,739 Views 33 Comments

Seán Barrett’s had a long day.

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

WATCH: Fianna Fáil lead Dáil walkout after row over water services legislation
# Walkout
# Walkout

WATCH: Fianna Fáil lead Dáil walkout after row over water services legislation

Dec 19th 2013, 1:21 PM 18,548 Views 112 Comments

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)
# Ming's Challenge
# Ming's Challenge

Watch: Ming Flanagan challenges Minister to drink glass of 'glorified piss' (water)

Dec 19th 2013, 12:12 PM 57,898 Views 384 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges

Dec 3rd 2013, 3:54 PM 13,552 Views 143 Comments

Where a customer fails to pay water charges, Irish Water will have to go to court to enforce payment.