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#Water Charges

# water-charges - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Senator says no one in Fianna Fáil told him he was expelled 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.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue has ‘no competence’ to collect water charges – and that’s from Revenue boss No Thanks

Revenue has ‘no competence’ to collect water charges – and that’s from Revenue boss

The outgoing chairperson Josephine Feehily also says she’s looking forward to holding the Garda Commissioner to scrutiny in her new role.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad suspended twice in less than a hour after row over ‘inebriated’ senators Water Services Bill This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie There are no records of some meetings Phil Hogan had about Irish Water Big Philly Style

There are no records of some meetings Phil Hogan had about Irish Water

Fresh details – or the lack of – about discussions between Bord Gáis and the then-environment minister have emerged.

From TheJournal.ie Joan on Jobstown: ‘When I was in that car I was worried about the parallels with fascism’ Water Protest

Joan on Jobstown: ‘When I was in that car I was worried about the parallels with fascism’

The Tánaiste has been speaking about her experience at the hands of water protesters last month.

# water-charges - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill Petition

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

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

From TheJournal.ie We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut… Loose Lips Leo This post contains videos

We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut…

The Health Minister has been telling TheJournal.ie about his reputation for being a straight talker.

# water-charges - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Seanad debated the Water Services Bill well into the wee hours 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.

# water-charges - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Environment Department denies Europe could force us to pay higher water charges Aint Gonna Happen

Environment Department denies Europe could force us to pay higher water charges

Independent MEP Marian Harkin said the Commission could tell the Government to increase the controversial charge.

From TheJournal.ie This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges
From TheJournal.ie Will the Seanad reject water charges? State Of The Nation

Will the Seanad reject water charges?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# water-charges - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ECB to Ireland: We don’t have to answer to you State Of The Nation

ECB to Ireland: We don’t have to answer to you

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# water-charges - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Sickened by the threats’: Will Senators reject water charges? Close Call

‘Sickened by the threats’: Will Senators reject water charges?

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

From TheJournal.ie Minister ‘hasn’t heard anything’ to reassure her about abuse at other care homes State Of The Nation

Minister ‘hasn’t heard anything’ to reassure her about abuse at other care homes

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# water-charges - Monday 15 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why this TD WAS elected to break the law Analysis This post contains videos

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law

Analysis: Paul Murphy has always been upfront about his intention to boycott water charges… and has encouraged others to follow suit.

From TheJournal.ie Irish adults are willing to pay €83 for water services What Do Ya' Reckon?

Irish adults are willing to pay €83 for water services

A new survey also shows that almost a quarter have attended a water protest in the past year.

# water-charges - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly is sorry if he shouted a ‘nasty expletive’ at Mattie McGrath Eff Off This post contains videos

Alan Kelly is sorry if he shouted a ‘nasty expletive’ at Mattie McGrath

Last night McGrath told the minister he was “making a show of Tipperary”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water: No rules were broken when GMC Sierra won metering contract Fair And Square

Irish Water: No rules were broken when GMC Sierra won metering contract

TD Catherine Murphy has raised the issue in the Dáil on numerous occasions.

# water-charges - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating claims water protester was assaulted Threats

Gardaí investigating claims water protester was assaulted

Mick Mooney says he was targeted because of his political stance.

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

The figures were revealed by Brendan Howlin in the Dáil this morning.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: SUV hits pedestrians at anti-water charge protest in Dublin Liberty Hall

VIDEO: SUV hits pedestrians at anti-water charge protest in Dublin

One person was injured after the vehicle mounted the path.

From TheJournal.ie Just how many people protested against water charges yesterday? State Of The Nation

Just how many people protested against water charges yesterday?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Could you afford to pay €3 a week? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Could you afford to pay €3 a week?

Leo Varadkar yesterday criticised protesters taking to the street over water charges.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Clashes between gardaí and water charge protesters on O’Connell Bridge We Won't Pay This post contains videos

WATCH: Clashes between gardaí and water charge protesters on O’Connell Bridge

The main protest, in which tens of thousands participated, was a peaceful one but a gardaí said six arrests were made.

# water-charges - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Tens of thousands turn out in Dublin to demand ‘Right2Water’ Day Of Action

As it happened: Tens of thousands turn out in Dublin to demand ‘Right2Water’

Tens of thousands of people took part in the latest mass protest against water charges — but there were some violent scenes too, and ‘breakaway’ protesters caused havoc for commuters.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland to Venezuela: How the world sees today’s water protests They're Watching

Switzerland to Venezuela: How the world sees today’s water protests

“The largest social movement in the country since 2008.”

From TheJournal.ie Leo: It really bothers me that people are protesting about €3 a week, we’ve much bigger problems Water Protest

Leo: It really bothers me that people are protesting about €3 a week, we’ve much bigger problems

The Health Minister has been responding to the protests in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Former minister who set up Irish Water says ‘forces’ at work to privatise company Concerns

Former minister who set up Irish Water says ‘forces’ at work to privatise company

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

From The Daily Edge Phil Coulter has written a song about Irish water and it’s actually quite great Cool Cool
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We have been sold out, we have been failed. That is why I’m marching today. Protest

Opinion: We have been sold out, we have been failed. That is why I’m marching today.

We deserve better and, today, people across the country will come together – dignified and defiant.

# water-charges - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Management company threatens to cut off water until tenants register with Irish Water You Can't Do That!

Management company threatens to cut off water until tenants register with Irish Water Exclusive

But they say “unclear policies” on water charges have forced their hand.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let’s make our voices heard Protest

Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let’s make our voices heard

We need a solution for our water needs – but one that doesn’t include creative accounting, cronyism, and possible privatisation.

From The Daily Edge Russell Brand tells Irish people to ‘take the day off work’ for water charges protest Water Protest

Russell Brand tells Irish people to ‘take the day off work’ for water charges protest

Comedian made the statement in latest YouTube video.

From TheJournal.ie Secondary students fight back against the media’s obsession with water charges 18 November

Secondary students fight back against the media’s obsession with water charges

TheJournal.ie received some interesting letters in the post today…

# water-charges - Monday 8 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda has a message for the people who’ve travelled from Detroit for the water protest 10 December

Enda has a message for the people who’ve travelled from Detroit for the water protest

Kenny was speaking ahead of Wednesday’s march in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you be taking part in Wednesday’s anti-water charge protest? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be taking part in Wednesday’s anti-water charge protest?

Attendance is predicted to match, if not exceed, previous protests.

# water-charges - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why some people have travelled from Detroit to join the water charges protest Irish Water

Here’s why some people have travelled from Detroit to join the water charges protest

Chants heard at Dublin Airport today – ‘From Dublin to Detroit, water is a human right’

# water-charges - Friday 5 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate… but why now? Vision For The Future

Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate… but why now?

Given the fact that we have been living through turbulent political times for the past six years, why are such profound shifts in political consciousness happening now?

From TheJournal.ie Today’s top stories in 6 seconds News Wrap

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

From The Daily Edge These Galway lads have written an extremely passionate rap about Irish Water Irish Water

These Galway lads have written an extremely passionate rap about Irish Water

“The time has come to stand and fight/and not put up with the same old sh*te…”

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