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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 28 November, 2014

#Water Charges

# water-charges - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie NI minister to change law after revelation about 35,000 water meters Over Troubled Water

NI minister to change law after revelation about 35,000 water meters

The meters have been installed in new homes since 2007 despite assurances from the government that domestic water charges would not be introduced.

From The Daily Edge Russell Brand is backing a water charges protest in Limerick Water Protest

Russell Brand is backing a water charges protest in Limerick

He hasn’t forgotten about us, you know.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Catch up as you wake up

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# water-charges - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Check out this amazing portrait of James Connolly … on an Irish Water registration pack Water Work
From TheJournal.ie Lynn Boylan: Jobstown protest was completely blown out of proportion Tallaght

Lynn Boylan: Jobstown protest was completely blown out of proportion

The Sinn Féin MEP is not happy with how the protest was covered by the media.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin: Northern Ireland’s 35,000 water meters does not affect our stance on charges Water Charges
From TheJournal.ie Dear Mr Kenny: A video letter to An Taoiseach regarding water charges in Ireland Water Charges

Dear Mr Kenny: A video letter to An Taoiseach regarding water charges in Ireland

“You created Uisce as a separate entity so that it could attract funding.”

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From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up as you wake up

# water-charges - Monday 24 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Yet another County Council has passed a motion to abolish water charges No-mentum

Yet another County Council has passed a motion to abolish water charges

There was only one dissenting voice in the chamber…

From TheJournal.ie ‘Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules’ Lobbying

‘Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules’

Transparency Ireland said the new lobbying register doesn’t go far enough.

From TheJournal.ie It’s official: Irish Water now has its own theme song Sharing A Bath

It’s official: Irish Water now has its own theme song

“When I go to the loo, I’m quick at what I do because a bill is due.”

# water-charges - Sunday 23 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the cost of water meters, a direct provision priest and unusual robbery in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie We’ll be aiming to collect “over 90%” of Irish Water charges – John Tierney Compliance

We’ll be aiming to collect “over 90%” of Irish Water charges – John Tierney

TDs on The Week in Politics also debate the Government’s security.

From Business ETC Remember those tax cuts most people scored in the Budget? Here’s how much they cost Doing The Sums

Remember those tax cuts most people scored in the Budget? Here’s how much they cost

And how tweaking those changes would have shifted the Budget picture.

# water-charges - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about a strike over water charges, a cross on Carrauntoohil and Bertie Ahern in China.

From TheJournal.ie Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike Right2Water

Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike

The Socialist Party TD added that she believes the Government could collapse before the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today Peaceful Protets

People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today

Gardai say there were no public order incidents at either protest.

From Business ETC Electricians union will do ‘whatever is necessary’ to get 5% pay rise Threat

Electricians union will do ‘whatever is necessary’ to get 5% pay rise

The TEEU’s conference heard that they wan ta roll-back on concession made over the last seven years.


From The Daily Edge Here is Sinead O’Connor’s call for non-violent revolution on the Late Late Show Spirit Of 1916

Here is Sinead O’Connor’s call for non-violent revolution on the Late Late Show

She called for “the creation of a second Republic of Ireland.”

# water-charges - Friday 21 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of women turn out for ANOTHER Garda Station vigil Silent And Sombre

Hundreds of women turn out for ANOTHER Garda Station vigil

200 women attended a similar event outside Coolock Garda Station on Dublin’s northside earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Water meter installer ‘had rifle pointed at him’ Clarecastle

Water meter installer ‘had rifle pointed at him’

The incident took place in Clarecastle, Co Clare, this morning.

From TheJournal.ie The Troika have come and gone (again) and they’re happy(ish) but won’t talk about water Boys Are Back
From TheJournal.ie SIPTU still won’t say if they’ll join water charge protests Wait And See

SIPTU still won’t say if they’ll join water charge protests

It depends on what emerges from talks with other unions, they say.

From TheJournal.ie Videos: Enda Kenny got a fierce noisy reception from protesters in Cork today Rebel County This post contains videos

Videos: Enda Kenny got a fierce noisy reception from protesters in Cork today

Anti-water charge protesters greeted the Taoiseach at a jobs announcement in Blackpool earlier.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD withdraws comments comparing some water protesters to ISIS Regret

Fine Gael TD withdraws comments comparing some water protesters to ISIS

Noel Coonan has also said that he has received a death threat in the wake of his comments.

From TheJournal.ie Is the water you’re paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you… Water Supply

Is the water you’re paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you…

The two Cork-based scientific organisations said there is a clear demand to ensure our water supply is safe.

# water-charges - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday Newsfix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Ministers began the ‘big sell’ of Irish Water, Joan made a report to Gardaí about Jobstown, the Newlands Cross flyover opened … but lingering fog meant no-one could see it.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD says Dublin protesters ‘act like parasites and live off country people’ ISIS Situation This post contains videos

Fine Gael TD says Dublin protesters ‘act like parasites and live off country people’

Noel Coonan also warned of an ‘ISIS situation’ developing if violent protests continue.

From TheJournal.ie The Dáil has just voted to back the government’s new water charges scheme Water Charges
From TheJournal.ie Council tenants could have water charges taken from their rent by local authorities I'm All Arr-ears

Council tenants could have water charges taken from their rent by local authorities

One TD says it means councils will be “doing the dirty work” of Irish Water.

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From TheJournal.ie Cork hotel ‘gave into mob rule’ by cancelling Fine Gael event – MEP Water Protests

Cork hotel ‘gave into mob rule’ by cancelling Fine Gael event – MEP

Deirdre Clune said she was “outraged” by the decision.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly: Phil Hogan ‘could have done better’ when setting up Irish Water Grasping The Nettle

Alan Kelly: Phil Hogan ‘could have done better’ when setting up Irish Water

The Environment Minister also said that he doesn’t want to see people end up in jail for not paying water charges.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next’ – Joan Burton Tea With Trotsky

‘I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next’ – Joan Burton

The Tánaiste and Mary Lou McDonald had another argument today, but this one didn’t lead to a four-hour sit-in.

From TheJournal.ie How safe is the government after its water charges u-turn? Treading Water

How safe is the government after its water charges u-turn?

Analysis: Yesterday was all about providing “clarity and certainty”. But will it be enough to save the coalition?

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: What do people make of the new water charges package? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: What do people make of the new water charges package?

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

From TheJournal.ie Some customers will actually MAKE money from the new water charges scheme Make Money Money
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you pay your water charges? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay your water charges?

Now we finally know how much it will cost, will you pay?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Catch up as you wake up.

# water-charges - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday Newsfix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

We all know who should be paying what — but opposition to water charges shows no sign of going away. Elsewhere, New York is suffering a big freeze, and Love/Hate’s going on a European holiday.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: Here’s how much you’ll be paying for water – and what happens if you don’t Finally

Confirmed: Here’s how much you’ll be paying for water – and what happens if you don’t

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has outlined changes to the water charges regime in the Dáil this afternoon.

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