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#Water Water Everywhere

# water-water-everywhere - Monday 27 January, 2014

Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE

No real savings can now be made for 12 years in Irish Water, while we create a duplicate of the existing arrangements and also set up an expensive new central agency to boot, writes Eamon Ryan.

'In a mythical country, you'd have set up a water body with less people' - Noonan

The Finance Minister said that savings at Irish Water would be seen within ‘five or six years’.

# water-water-everywhere - Friday 10 January, 2014

"No decision on Irish Water charging," - Gilmore

The CEO of Irish Water today suggested that the service of those who don’t pay will be affected, but Eamon Gilmore said nothing like that has been decided on.

# water-water-everywhere - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

"The Irish people gave us a mandate to bring in water charges" - Phil Hogan

The Environment Minister says that the government “fundamentally believes” that user-related charges are the right way of raising more tax.