The Coalition is considering extending the period during which households will pay an effective fixed rate water charge to allow for the further installation of water meters

Irish Water claims installation of 455,000 meters has beaten target for the year

John Tierney, managing director, Irish Water. Photograph: Alan Betson

Moving Tierney won’t stop flow of negative sentiment

The chairman of the Commission for Energy Regulation, which regulates Irish Water, is appearing before the Oireachtas Committee on the Environment this afternoon to discuss water charges.

Cabinet agrees a communications revamp at Irish Water was necessary

When asked last night if Taoiseach Enda Kenny had confidence in John Tierney and the senior management team at Irish Water, Mr Kenny’s spokesman would only say: “The issue of Irish Water will be discussed at Cabinet.” Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennells

Irish Water managing director John Tierney faces crucial board meeting today

A water leak which followed water meter installation works in Sandymount, south  Dublin. Irish Water has not been communicating effectively to people at the most basic level: on the phones and the doors.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Quickening of pace towards changing Irish Water has taken many by surprise

John Tierney: faces crucial board meeting today as his position comes under increasing pressure. Photograph: Alan Betson

Board coming under increasing pressure as Enda Kenny refuses to offer his support

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Spending allocation ‘realistic’, says department as FF alleges €460m gap

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin  said there was no provision in Budget 2015 to meet any rise in public service salaries.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rises to be dealt with in 2016 budget, says Howlin

Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Micheál Martin calls for unity and end to backbiting within party ranks

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