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From Enda's enforcer and the Irish Water 'bogeyman' to a 'bruiser' in Europe: Phil Hogan's decade in the spotlight
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From Enda's enforcer and the Irish Water 'bogeyman' to a 'bruiser' in Europe: Phil Hogan's decade in the spotlight

Aug 27th 2020, 3:00 PM 25,318 Views 49 Comments

Phil Hogan came to the “reluctant conclusion” yesterday that he should step down from his senior EU job.

How many people said they would now pay water charges? It's the week in numbers
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How many people said they would now pay water charges? It's the week in numbers

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:00 PM 18,436 Views 36 Comments

Plus: The rent rise that some pensioners living in south Dublin council houses will be hit with next year.

35% of people would pay water charges if they were brought in now
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35% of people would pay water charges if they were brought in now

Nov 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 19,341 Views 113 Comments

The results are based on an opinion poll carried out by Amarách Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie.

The five most memorable moments from the disastrous campaign to introduce household water charges
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The five most memorable moments from the disastrous campaign to introduce household water charges

Oct 28th 2019, 6:30 PM 19,627 Views 53 Comments

A new book by journalist Michael Brennan delves into the water charges debacle. Here are some of the moments that still stick out.

Charges for excess water usage approved by commission
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Charges for excess water usage approved by commission

Jul 17th 2019, 2:01 PM 21,220 Views 167 Comments

Irish Water in its proposals said it was recommending a range of measures in a bid to reduce household water usage.

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on water ownership?
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Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on water ownership?

Jul 16th 2019, 8:29 AM 47,116 Views 150 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy has said a referendum on the topic could be held as early as next year.

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister
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Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister

Jul 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 15,631 Views 31 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June
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If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

Jan 27th 2019, 10:17 AM 40,678 Views 129 Comments

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply
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How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply

Nov 20th 2018, 6:58 PM 15,920 Views 61 Comments

The aim would be to retain public ownership of any company charged with responsibility for the supply of water services

Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis'
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Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis'

Sep 13th 2018, 8:03 AM 20,311 Views 98 Comments

A report on the issue will be launched today at a conference called How (Not) To Do Public Policy.

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all
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'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:03 AM 22,517 Views 52 Comments

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

Irish Water 'may not be able to refund' more than 43,000 customers who paid water charges
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Irish Water 'may not be able to refund' more than 43,000 customers who paid water charges

May 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,526 Views 39 Comments

€177 million was provided to Irish Water last year to refund to some 995,000 domestic customers, that included €5 million in administration costs.

Jobstown protester pleads guilty to criminal damage of garda car
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Jobstown protester pleads guilty to criminal damage of garda car

Nov 24th 2017, 6:55 PM 11,592 Views 0 Comments

Dylan Collins has been remanded on bail until January.

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday
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Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday

Nov 17th 2017, 5:12 PM 19,349 Views 62 Comments

Refunds totalling €173 million will be paid to 990,000 customers.

Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness
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Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness

Nov 3rd 2017, 6:01 AM 23,039 Views 110 Comments

Three of Ireland’s leading homelessness charities have called on the public to donate their refunds.

Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair?
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Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair?

Sep 7th 2017, 10:05 AM 30,561 Views 182 Comments

The first charge will be levied in July 2019.

Water charges: You get to keep the conservation grant, but 'excessive use' charges on the way
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Water charges: You get to keep the conservation grant, but 'excessive use' charges on the way

Sep 7th 2017, 12:05 AM 21,181 Views 107 Comments

Water usage will be monitored from 2018, with bills arriving in 2019 for those that waste water.

Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age
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Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age

Jul 24th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,412 Views 62 Comments

The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.

The long, slow process to refund almost €170m in water charges
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The long, slow process to refund almost €170m in water charges

Jul 23rd 2017, 4:03 PM 16,482 Views 52 Comments

The government must decide how best to repay people and avoid another PR disaster.

Don't worry, Paschal has found the money to refund your water charges
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Don't worry, Paschal has found the money to refund your water charges

Jul 18th 2017, 8:15 PM 22,297 Views 71 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has identified an under-spend across all departments of €300 million.

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered
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Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

Jul 17th 2017, 2:18 PM 14,424 Views 41 Comments

FINALLY. Talk about water charges might be coming to an end as the government figure out how to give the cash back.

The Government plans to start refunding water charges from autumn
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The Government plans to start refunding water charges from autumn

Jul 16th 2017, 2:09 PM 13,473 Views 55 Comments

It is estimated that the refunds will cost in the region of €160 million.

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded
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Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded

Jul 12th 2017, 4:17 PM 9,739 Views 57 Comments

Officials are in negotiations with the EU for a special deal to pay around €160 million in water charge refunds.

Government working to refund water charges - but it could be done over a few years
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Government working to refund water charges - but it could be done over a few years

May 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,258 Views 69 Comments

Cabinet agreed to give priority to the drafting of the Water Services Bill 2017 today.

Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told
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Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told

May 29th 2017, 3:02 PM 14,480 Views 0 Comments

It’s day 22 of the trial.

Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears
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Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears

May 19th 2017, 7:48 PM 15,995 Views 0 Comments

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her advisor.

Garda thought she was going to be 'crushed' at water charges protest, court hears
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Garda thought she was going to be 'crushed' at water charges protest, court hears

May 18th 2017, 7:31 PM 11,014 Views 0 Comments

Marion Power said there was “constant abuse and horrendous language the whole time”.

Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told
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Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told

May 17th 2017, 5:13 PM 18,060 Views 0 Comments

“You were being pushed around. You couldn’t stand still. I was being punched continually.”

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'
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Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'

May 16th 2017, 6:35 PM 21,239 Views 0 Comments

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

Jobstown defendant said Joan Burton could 'take sanctuary in church'
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Jobstown defendant said Joan Burton could 'take sanctuary in church'

May 11th 2017, 5:43 PM 13,467 Views 0 Comments

Seven men are accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste during a water charges protest in 2014.

FactFind: How much water do we actually use?
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FactFind: How much water do we actually use?

May 1st 2017, 10:00 PM 28,950 Views 72 Comments

And how many households fall into the “excessive use” category of 1.7 times the average?

'Terrified' Joan Burton 'ran for her life' at Jobstown protest
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'Terrified' Joan Burton 'ran for her life' at Jobstown protest

Apr 27th 2017, 6:40 PM 26,119 Views 0 Comments

Seven men including TD Paul Murphy have pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.

10% of Irish households are using four times as much water as the rest of the country
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10% of Irish households are using four times as much water as the rest of the country

Apr 25th 2017, 1:19 PM 17,625 Views 116 Comments

New figures from the CSO show that usage of water in Ireland is heavily skewed by a small fraction of consumers.

Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton
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Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton

Apr 24th 2017, 7:33 PM 11,681 Views 0 Comments

Over 100 potential jurors were called in a random ballot and a jury of five women and seven men were selected.

Phil Hogan: 'I think Irish Water has seen the test of time'
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Phil Hogan: 'I think Irish Water has seen the test of time'

Apr 23rd 2017, 5:42 PM 22,098 Views 104 Comments

Ivan Yates said that people see Hogan as the “bogeyman of Irish Water” in a radio interview today.

Water charge refunds on the way, with conservation grant likely to be deducted
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Water charge refunds on the way, with conservation grant likely to be deducted

Apr 12th 2017, 10:03 PM 24,688 Views 61 Comments

Politicians are having their say on the water committee report tonight.

Poll: Do you agree with people being charged for excessive water use?
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Poll: Do you agree with people being charged for excessive water use?

Apr 12th 2017, 9:08 AM 35,077 Views 249 Comments

The Dáil is set to debate water charges today.

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered
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Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

Apr 12th 2017, 6:35 AM 31,764 Views 145 Comments

Finally, after 22 meetings, the water committee has approved its final report.

Water committee told meters should be installed in all new houses
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Water committee told meters should be installed in all new houses

Apr 11th 2017, 2:36 PM 14,057 Views 187 Comments

The water committee has gotten fresh legal advice on the final report.

SIPTU says Irish Water workers are not overpaid after reports of €5,000 bonuses for all staff
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SIPTU says Irish Water workers are not overpaid after reports of €5,000 bonuses for all staff

Apr 10th 2017, 9:09 AM 26,372 Views 116 Comments

It’s reported that staff receive perks such as car allowances and fitness instructors as well as health insurance packages for executives and their spouses.

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