# water-charges - Yesterday’s News
Junior Minister Joe Costello said his party has a problem with Fine Gael’s water charges proposals.
# water-charges - Thursday 17 April, 2014
Sinn Féín has called on the government to access more funding from the European Investment Bank to stimulate job creation.
Eamon Gilmore acknowledged he’s not exactly Mr Popular in the Dáil this afternoon as the water charges row rumbled on.
The Housing Minister said people will alter their water use “like plastic bags”.
While most people only care about how much they’ll have to pay for water the politics of this points to Labour looking out for itself ahead of what is likely to be a tough election next month.
# water-charges - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Everyone’s talking about Sean FitzPatrick being found not guilty.
Enda Kenny confirmed the estimated average household payment for water charges this morning, but he said nothing had been signed off on at today’s Cabinet meeting.
One Minister described this morning’s Cabinet discussions about water charges as “robust” while the Taoiseach declined to take questions on his way into Dublin Castle this afternoon.
During a heated debate Micheál Martin said the Government was treating the public with “absolute contempt”.
There’s no agreement then.
Reports suggest the average bill will be less than €300 – do you think that’s fair?
It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.
# water-charges - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
Enda Kenny was grilled by opposition leaders on reports that households will face a €100 standing charge for water when rates come in later this year.
# water-charges - Monday 14 April, 2014
It’s the beginning of a new week – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.
# water-charges - Friday 21 March, 2014
There have been countless examples of how little Commissioners care about ordinary people. Now they have snubbed a proposal which almost 1.9 million people have put their names to, writes Paul Murphy MEP.
# water-charges - Wednesday 5 March, 2014
He made the comment as the Live Register falls below 400,000 for first time since 2009.
# water-charges - Wednesday 12 February, 2014
Enda Kenny said a business and finance model for Irish Water will be produced and debated and will include the level of subvention the government decides on.
# water-charges - Tuesday 11 February, 2014
TDs and Senators have also heard that Irish Water’s has put some 115,000 water meters into the ground, at a rate of around 27,000 a month, so far.
# water-charges - Tuesday 4 February, 2014
Also during Leaders’ Questions: The Taoiseach said €15 million was being made available to deal with the immediate effects of the recent flooding.
# water-charges - Sunday 2 February, 2014
# water-charges - Wednesday 29 January, 2014
The father of three said he is totally opposed to paying water charges and is prepared to be arrested if it comes to it.
# water-charges - Thursday 16 January, 2014
Cowen has claimed that Hogan “either deliberately lied” or “accidentally gave a gross underestimation” about Irish water costs. The Minister says Cowen was “selective in his quotes”.
A terrible prediction.
There was resistance to new charges and taxes in the past, so will you protest by withholding payment?
A suggestion that the exchequer is not funding Irish Water drew criticism from the Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness last night.
# water-charges - Wednesday 15 January, 2014
The charges are set to begin in October with the first bills due in early 2015 but a pricing structure has yet to be decided.
# water-charges - Friday 10 January, 2014
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.
Irish Water has defended the spending saying the initial cost of setting it up has to be seen “in the context of long term cost savings”.
Meanwhile, Simon Coveney said that Irish Water should get to explain its €50m consultants spend.
# water-charges - Thursday 9 January, 2014
Irish Water chief executive John Tierney revealed the figure this morning, saying it was part of set-up costs for the new State utility company.
# water-charges - Thursday 2 January, 2014
Irish Water came into operation yesterday and says that over 1 million household connections have also now surveyed by authorities.
# water-charges - Tuesday 3 December, 2013
Where a customer fails to pay water charges, Irish Water will have to go to court to enforce payment.
# water-charges - Friday 1 November, 2013
Local councillor, Ruth Coppinger said it is “scandalous” that so much money is being spent on water meteres when there is a need for a serious upgrade in the water network.
# water-charges - Monday 28 October, 2013
Some residents in the county have been issued with boil water notices every two weeks.
# water-charges - Friday 13 September, 2013
Government sources said that the framework in Irish Water is still being set up but that the government does not want to see households pay extra taxes on their Irish Water bills.
# water-charges - Tuesday 3 September, 2013
The Environment Minister says that the government “fundamentally believes” that user-related charges are the right way of raising more tax.
# water-charges - Monday 12 August, 2013
With water charges due to be implemented, Aisling Fitzgibbon argues that if people are paying for water they should have more of a say about what’s in it.