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#Water Meters

From TheJournal.ie 10% of Irish households are using four times as much water as the rest of the country Water Waste

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more Down The Drain

Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more

To date, the State has spent €465 million on the water metering project.

From TheJournal.ie Another national day of protest planned for January Water Charges

Another national day of protest planned for January

Brendan Ogle said the water charges debate hasn’t gone away.

From TheJournal.ie This is how many meters Irish Water has now installed The Latest

This is how many meters Irish Water has now installed

New figures were revealed to TDs and Senators today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water denies it's carrying out 'surprise' meter installations to avoid protesters No Siree

Irish Water denies it's carrying out 'surprise' meter installations to avoid protesters

One woman said her driveway was blocked for two hours.

From TheJournal.ie If you want your water meter tested, it could cost you an extra €100 Bills Bills Bills

If you want your water meter tested, it could cost you an extra €100

One TD says the situation is “infuriating”.

Someone's made an Irish water computer game with angry protesters and politicians' cars

We never knew we wanted this until now.

From TheJournal.ie These are the 20 Dublin homes with the most lead in their drinking water Contaminated

These are the 20 Dublin homes with the most lead in their drinking water

There’s some familiar addresses related to water protests.

From TheJournal.ie What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it? Explainer This post contains videos

What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it?

Catherine Murphy tells us about the “extraordinary turn of events” that led to taxpayers losing millions.

From TheJournal.ie More than one whistleblower came forward with Siteserv information Following The Money This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Spending watchdog to examine IBRC sale of Siteserv... and more FOIs to be released SiteServ

Spending watchdog to examine IBRC sale of Siteserv... and more FOIs to be released

Earlier, Alan Dukes denied any impropriety in the sale of Siteserv to the Denis O’Brien company.

From TheJournal.ie The curious case of an 'obsessive' TD, the state losing millions, and a Denis O'Brien company Water Meters

The curious case of an 'obsessive' TD, the state losing millions, and a Denis O'Brien company

Catherine Murphy wants a full inquiry into deals made by IBRC.

From TheJournal.ie Garda whistleblower arrested at water meter protest Cavan

Garda whistleblower arrested at water meter protest

John Wilson was held for five hours.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Collins (the actress) tweets to say she's not Joan Collins (the arrested TD) The Very Idea
From TheJournal.ie "I was simply standing on a public footpath" - Joan Collins TD arrested at Dublin protest Water Meters

"I was simply standing on a public footpath" - Joan Collins TD arrested at Dublin protest

The United Left TD was arrested along with Cllr Pat Dunne.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water explain why they want to know the colour of your hall door Bills Bills Bills

Irish Water explain why they want to know the colour of your hall door

They say they want to know, but that there’s a good reason.

From TheJournal.ie Why were four water meter protesters jailed this week? Analysis

Why were four water meter protesters jailed this week?

It was a fundamental difference of opinion.

From TheJournal.ie One thousand water meters are being installed every day (but progress has slowed down) Irish Water

One thousand water meters are being installed every day (but progress has slowed down)

Minister Alan Kelly says there’s now 2,000 fewer being installed per month compared to late last year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water explains what will happen its meters in 15 years Irish Water

Irish Water explains what will happen its meters in 15 years

Irish Water has confirmed the lifespan of its equipment.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014 Over To You

The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014

From Irish Water to John Gilligan, here are the comments which got the most thumbs up from other readers this year.

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…”

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up as you wake up

From TheJournal.ie Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million Price Hike

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million

RTÉ’s This Week programme says the guide price provided to Government was way off.

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 TheJournal.ie Meter installer 'kneed in face' at protest Exclusion Zone

Meter installer 'kneed in face' at protest

A group of water meter protesters accused of breaching an exclusion zone at sites were before the courts again today.

This driver is pretty clear about their feelings for Irish Water

Anti-water charges bumper stickers are here.

10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco

The whole thing has brought out the wittier side of us all.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water doesn't want you inviting fairies to remove your meter Illegal

Irish Water doesn't want you inviting fairies to remove your meter

The utility said that requesting someone to remove your meter is an offence.

This pumpkin perfectly captures the nation's feelings about water meters RIP
From TheJournal.ie Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country Right2Water

Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country

It is the second day of action by the Right2Water group.

From TheJournal.ie Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline Leaky Pipes

Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline

The Commission for Energy Regulation also stressed that call-out charges have not yet been finalised.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water to review how it treats customers (and, maybe, its bonus structure) Alan Kelly

Irish Water to review how it treats customers (and, maybe, its bonus structure)

Minister Alan Kelly has said he expects “a reinvigoration in customer focus”.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can protest, but you can't stop them' - Judge to water meter protesters Right To Protest

'You can protest, but you can't stop them' - Judge to water meter protesters

The judge declined to decide on a request from the company for a 20m exclusion zone around workers.

From TheJournal.ie Why are gardaí wearing cameras at water meter protests? Expensive Cameras This post contains images

Why are gardaí wearing cameras at water meter protests?

According to gardaí, it’s nothing new.

From TheJournal.ie I live in an apartment, how is my water bill calculated? Apartment Living

I live in an apartment, how is my water bill calculated?

It comes down to age, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after threatening Irish Water worker with 'imitation' gun Water Meters

Man arrested after threatening Irish Water worker with 'imitation' gun

No one was injured in the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating suspected arson attack on shed storing water meters Fight Water With Fire

Gardaí investigating suspected arson attack on shed storing water meters

The incident occurred at Union Place in Sligo this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you install a water meter at our house, we will remove it' Fighting Talk

'If you install a water meter at our house, we will remove it'

Read one County Councillor’s rather feisty letter to Irish Water…

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie 'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests Response Times

'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests

Joe Higgins said that their presence at peaceful protests could lead to slower response times to other crimes.

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