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From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil's call for water charges to be abolished 'first shot in election campaign' Irish Water

Fianna Fáil's call for water charges to be abolished 'first shot in election campaign'

Earlier, Enda Kenny said: “I’m not sure what Fianna Fáil are at here.”

From TheJournal.ie “It’s not a U-turn" - Fianna Fáil wants water charges abolished Drink Up

“It’s not a U-turn" - Fianna Fáil wants water charges abolished

They’re suspended for now but the party wants them gone altogether.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 50,000 people hit by boil water notice in Mayo Cryptosporidium

Up to 50,000 people hit by boil water notice in Mayo

Castlebar, Claremorris and Westport are all affected.

From TheJournal.ie Britain wants a global ban on microbeads - so what's Ireland going to do about it? Eco-friendly

Britain wants a global ban on microbeads - so what's Ireland going to do about it?

There has been little or no mention of the effect microbeads have in Ireland – this call from British MPs might change that.

From TheJournal.ie Swimming bans in place at three popular Dublin beaches due to 'extreme rainfall' Irish Water

Swimming bans in place at three popular Dublin beaches due to 'extreme rainfall'

Heavy rainfall caused an overflow of untreated water.

From TheJournal.ie Warning to swimmers over venomous fish that lurks beneath the sand Weever Fish

Warning to swimmers over venomous fish that lurks beneath the sand

The fish carries and excruciating sting. A particular warning is being issued for this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water proposes adding chemical to supply to help stop lead poisoning Old Pipes

Irish Water proposes adding chemical to supply to help stop lead poisoning

Orthophosphate is used internationally to help prevent lead poisoning.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Pat Rabbitte right about RTE's coverage of water charges? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Pat Rabbitte right about RTE's coverage of water charges?

The former Labour TD says RTE has focused almost entirely on protests, and almost never reported on the need to improve our water infrastructure.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water revenue from bills slashed almost in half Water Charges

Irish Water revenue from bills slashed almost in half

The suspension of charges was announced by the government as the fifth bill was being issued to customers.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water have finally stopped sending out bills - here's what it means to you Bills Bills Bills

Irish Water have finally stopped sending out bills - here's what it means to you

Households will longer receive Irish Water bills from this month, as the suspension of water charges begins to take tangible effect.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Who uses water most, and who pays most of the cost? Factcheck

FactCheck: Who uses water most, and who pays most of the cost?

Do households really only use 10% of water, but pay 78% of the cost of funding our water system? FactCheck takes a closer look.

From TheJournal.ie The government has handpicked these 'water experts' to tell us what to do with Irish Water Eager Ears

The government has handpicked these 'water experts' to tell us what to do with Irish Water

Charges are suspended until the process has been completed.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission confirms its view that we are no longer exempt from water charges Established Practices

European Commission confirms its view that we are no longer exempt from water charges

The “Irish exemption” ended when we introduced water charges, the European Commission has told TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly says he's been proven right about Irish Water Wrecking Ball

Alan Kelly says he's been proven right about Irish Water

A statement from the European Commission would appear to tie the government’s hands on scrapping water charges.

From TheJournal.ie Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges? Water Fight

Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges?

The Commission today issued a statement apparently saying that Ireland is no longer exempt from water charges.

From TheJournal.ie Living in north Dublin? These areas will have the water supply disrupted for the day Water We Going To Do?

Living in north Dublin? These areas will have the water supply disrupted for the day

Dublin City Council has advised residents in north Dublin that repair works will be carried out today on a main line by Irish Water.

From TheJournal.ie Scuffles between water charge protesters and gardaí as Alan Kelly arrives at the Dáil Debate

Scuffles between water charge protesters and gardaí as Alan Kelly arrives at the Dáil

Protesters chanted “shame on you” as Kelly made his way to the gates.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD says people should pay water bills, before calling the whole thing a 'sorry mess' Irish Water

Fianna Fáil TD says people should pay water bills, before calling the whole thing a 'sorry mess'

A Sinn Féin motion calling for the charges to be scrapped will be debated in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie The state of Irish Water: 8,000 cancelled direct debits and 21% drop in revenue Billing

The state of Irish Water: 8,000 cancelled direct debits and 21% drop in revenue

Payments declined as government talks continued.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of Irish people think water charges should be refunded to those who have paid Claire Byrne Live

Majority of Irish people think water charges should be refunded to those who have paid

Just 8% don’t know what they think on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017 Down The Drain

Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017

It has also been revealed that the programme for installing domestic water meter is now under review following the suspension of charges.

From TheJournal.ie Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges Irish Water

Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges

The junior minister had previously said that he would not pay.

From TheJournal.ie Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments Water Fairness Bill

Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments

But only in the event of water charges being suspended…

From TheJournal.ie Can people who paid their water charges sue the government for a refund? Neverending Story

Can people who paid their water charges sue the government for a refund?

One Labour TD said he would be happy to lead a class action suit on behalf of bill-payers. But is it possible?

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny tells new ministers to pay their water charges Irish Water

Enda Kenny tells new ministers to pay their water charges

Independent TDs Finian McGrath and John Halligan have both said they have not paid their Irish Water bill.

From TheJournal.ie Wife of Dave Mahon settles damages claim with Irish Water Courts

Wife of Dave Mahon settles damages claim with Irish Water

Audrey Fitzpatrick had lodged a €60,000 claim against Dublin City Council and the water utility after falling into an open shore in May 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Here are eight headaches the new government is going to have to deal with straight away Problems Problems Problems

Here are eight headaches the new government is going to have to deal with straight away

There isn’t going to be much time for resting on laurels in Leinster House anytime soon.

From TheJournal.ie The Department of Environment is gone - so where does Irish Water go now? Trickle Of Information

The Department of Environment is gone - so where does Irish Water go now?

The unloved utility has fallen between the cracks.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water fined after polluting river in Cavan Ballinagh

Irish Water fined after polluting river in Cavan

The judge said the delay in rectifying the issue, and the serious level of pollution, merited a conviction.

From TheJournal.ie People who have paid water charges won't get their money back - Fianna Fáil TD Irish Water

People who have paid water charges won't get their money back - Fianna Fáil TD

Jim O’Callaghan said we can’t have a situation where people who haven’t paid their bills can tell people who have, ‘Well tough, you shouldn’t have bothered.’

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you pay your next Irish Water bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay your next Irish Water bill?

The charges are going to be suspended.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water' Mistake

Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'

O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.

From TheJournal.ie Comments by Leo about FF's "surreal" focus on water have kicked off a row War Of Words
From TheJournal.ie Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication Turning Off The Tap

Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication

One TD has accused them of getting involved in party politics in an “unacceptable” way.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly says future generations will "rue" the proposed Irish Water deal It's Groundhog Day

Alan Kelly says future generations will "rue" the proposed Irish Water deal

The Dáil debated the issue of Irish Water today – and Kelly has been setting out his stall.

From TheJournal.ie This endless talk of water charges is tiring. Here are 10 things we should focus on instead Opinion

This endless talk of water charges is tiring. Here are 10 things we should focus on instead

Of all the things urgently, dangerously and unfairly wrong with this country, Irish Water isn’t even in the top 10, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think we should pay for our water? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we should pay for our water?

Water charges may be suspended for at least nine months.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says if water charges are scrapped, people who paid should get their money back Trinity Talks