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From TheJournal.ie Over 4,500 complaints made to Irish Water in three months over poor service H2 Woah

Over 4,500 complaints made to Irish Water in three months over poor service

Some of the main issues concerned water quality and customer service.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water: 'We did not waste €70m on consultants' Water Charges

Irish Water: 'We did not waste €70m on consultants'

Irish Water state the money was spent on experts that were needed to set up the utility.

From TheJournal.ie Regulator denies saying water metering programme should be abandoned Water Charges

Regulator denies saying water metering programme should be abandoned

Irish Water and the Commission of Energy Regulation were before the Oireachtas committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Water charges won't bring down this government, says Taoiseach Hell No H20

Water charges won't bring down this government, says Taoiseach

Kenny said Irish Water is “getting on with its work” and is making “real advances”.

From TheJournal.ie Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future No Enda Game

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also said there’s no chance of a coalition with Fianna Fáil in the future.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future Interview

'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

From TheJournal.ie In private and no questions: The first water committee meeting Irish Water

In private and no questions: The first water committee meeting

Kevin Duffy addressed a number of the main issues around the water charges debate, including water wastage and paying people back.

From TheJournal.ie Boy who cut his knee after tripping over 'vandalised' water meter awarded €12,500 Settlement

Boy who cut his knee after tripping over 'vandalised' water meter awarded €12,500

Finn Wallace was playing outside his aunt’s house when his foot was caught in an uncovered and broken water meter.

From TheJournal.ie Nothing left to give back: Coveney says water charges money already spent Glass Half Empty

Nothing left to give back: Coveney says water charges money already spent

A member of the water committee said that people who have paid for water shouldn’t be given their money back, as that would make them feel like fools.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many people boycotted water charges? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many people boycotted water charges?

The AAA-PBP says almost three quarters of Irish Water customers refused to pay during the most recent billing cycle. Is that true?

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water to pump €200 million into plant to avoid undrinkable water Watering Wicklow

Irish Water to pump €200 million into plant to avoid undrinkable water

Not everyone is in favour with the first major upgrade in 150 years of the Vartry scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly and Brendan Ogle have been trading barbs on national radio (again) Like Its 2014

Alan Kelly and Brendan Ogle have been trading barbs on national radio (again)

Water charges are centre stage once again. Alan Kelly has described this week’s report on the issue as a ‘fudge’.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: 'You don't wash your car with Ballygowan, because if you do you pay for it' Water Charges

Simon Coveney: 'You don't wash your car with Ballygowan, because if you do you pay for it'

The minister also said that people who paid their charges “did the right thing and we are not going to make a fool of them”.

From TheJournal.ie If you paid your water bills you won't be getting your money back Running Battle

If you paid your water bills you won't be getting your money back

The regime may be changing but that doesn’t change the past, says Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie Official verdict: 'The vast majority of consumers will not have to pay direct charges for water' Running Battle

Official verdict: 'The vast majority of consumers will not have to pay direct charges for water'

The report describes normal usage as “a public service.”

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen says he is not ruling out future water charges Fianna Flip-Flop

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen says he is not ruling out future water charges

Last week, party leader Micheál Martin said the charges were gone for good.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil hold "balance of power" on 'modest' water charges, says Paul Murphy Leaked Report

Fianna Fáil hold "balance of power" on 'modest' water charges, says Paul Murphy

A report leaked to RTÉ has suggested that some form of water charges must be imposed for Ireland to satisfy its EU obligations.

From TheJournal.ie Halligan 'fought vigorously' to ensure government considers Irish Water referendum Irish Water Ownership

Halligan 'fought vigorously' to ensure government considers Irish Water referendum

A bill on a referendum on the ownership of Irish Water was passed today without a vote as a result of the government’s support.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water seeks to build massive new €80 million covered reservoir in south Dublin Reservoir Dubs

Irish Water seeks to build massive new €80 million covered reservoir in south Dublin

The new reservoir is planned for construction at the existing Stillorgan reservoir site.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on Irish Water ownership likely as Fianna Fáil to back bill Referendum

Referendum on Irish Water ownership likely as Fianna Fáil to back bill

The bill, tabled by Independent TD Joan Collins, is due to come before the Dáil for a vote on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie This is the route Irish Water wants its Shannon to Dublin pipeline to take Midlands And East

This is the route Irish Water wants its Shannon to Dublin pipeline to take

The scheme will provide water for 40% of the country’s population up to 2050.

From TheJournal.ie Community thanked for patience as 'temporary' boil water notice is lifted after seven years Tipperary

Community thanked for patience as 'temporary' boil water notice is lifted after seven years

Over 50 premises were affected in Burncourt, including a national school.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you in favour of water services remaining in public ownership? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of water services remaining in public ownership?

A bill is coming before the Dáil calling for a referendum on the ownership of Ireland’s water services.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a real chance of a referendum on the ownership of water, but we need FF to back it' Irish Water

'There's a real chance of a referendum on the ownership of water, but we need FF to back it'

The bill, supported by 39 TDs, calls for a referendum on the ownership of Ireland’s water services.

From TheJournal.ie Three towns have been given an Irish Water-sponsored award for conserving water Value Water Award

Three towns have been given an Irish Water-sponsored award for conserving water

The Value Water Award, sponsored by Irish Water, recognises communities that have made a commitment to saving water.

From TheJournal.ie CEO of Irish Water's parent company to step down Michael McNicholas

CEO of Irish Water's parent company to step down

Michael McNicholas will leave his job next May.

From TheJournal.ie Boil water notice in Cork finally lifted after eight months Water Water Everywhere

Boil water notice in Cork finally lifted after eight months

Irish Water said they had invested €1 million to make sure users have access to clean water all-year-round.

From TheJournal.ie All elective procedures postponed as difficulties with water quality at University Hospital Waterford continue Irish Water

All elective procedures postponed as difficulties with water quality at University Hospital Waterford continue

The issue has been caused by a lightning strike at a reservoir.

From TheJournal.ie It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall Down The Drain

It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall

The funding is to last for the period of the water charges suspension up to 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Boil water notice lifted in Roscommon after 2.5 years Irish Water

Boil water notice lifted in Roscommon after 2.5 years

The notice was put in place in March 2014 after cryptosporidium was detected in the water supply.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water has put out a tender for a debt collection agency Water Charges

Irish Water has put out a tender for a debt collection agency

The utility told TheJournal.ie it was a “precautionary measure”, but said domestic customers remain liable for outstanding bills.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's water charges are among the lowest in Europe...* Waterworld

Ireland's water charges are among the lowest in Europe...*

* And that’s even before they were suspended. Dublin meanwhile ranks 31st out of 31 European cities in terms of percentage income spent on charges each year.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does every other country in Europe have water charges? Factcheck

FactCheck: Does every other country in Europe have water charges?

Fine Gael TD Seán Barrett made the claim over the airwaves recently. Is it true?

From TheJournal.ie "The bills won't be coming back...water charges are gone" - Fianna Fáil's Thomas Byrne Sunday Interview

"The bills won't be coming back...water charges are gone" - Fianna Fáil's Thomas Byrne

Fianna Fáil’s Education spokesperson says his party’s water charges policy has been consistent.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil have had "more positions than the Kama Sutra" on water charges, says Sinn Féin TD U-turn

Fianna Fáil have had "more positions than the Kama Sutra" on water charges, says Sinn Féin TD

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said Sinn Féin is “showboating” with today’s motion.

From TheJournal.ie So what brands are Irish customers having the best experience with? Satisfaction

So what brands are Irish customers having the best experience with?

There are some surprises to be found in the results of the second annual Irish Customer Experience Survey. But fans of Irish Water might want to avert their eyes.

From TheJournal.ie PICTURES: Thousands march on the streets of Dublin calling for the abolition of water charges To The Streets

PICTURES: Thousands march on the streets of Dublin calling for the abolition of water charges

Thousands gathered at Stephen’s Green under the Right2Water umbrella calling for the abolition of the charges.

From TheJournal.ie 'Water charges would already be abolished, if we had a functioning democracy' Right2Water

'Water charges would already be abolished, if we had a functioning democracy'

Domestic water charges are economically inefficient, environmentally unsound and socially destructive, writes David Gibney.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has Fianna Fáil's position on water charges really been "consistent"? Factcheck

FactCheck: Has Fianna Fáil's position on water charges really been "consistent"?

They’ve been accused of a U-Turn on the issue, but Micheál Martin has denied it. What do the facts say?

From TheJournal.ie Boil water notice lifted for almost 50,000 people in Mayo Irish Water

Boil water notice lifted for almost 50,000 people in Mayo

It affected several areas including Castlebar, Westport and Claremorris.