Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Irish Water has denied water meter installations will come to an end in Dublin this week.The utility company spoke out following Sinn Féin’s claims a (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “Mr McNicholas will step down from his role on the advisory committee of NTR to ensure there is no appearance of conflict of interest.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny accused members of Sinn Féin of engaging in insulting behaviour in Limerick on Monday night.In sharp Dáil exchanges with SF leade(...)

Water charge protestors outside Leinster House in Dublin yesterday. Photovgraph: PA

Seven potential landmines lie in wait for the Government as it attempts to gain public acceptance for water charges with its vastly revised regime. 1.(...)

Joan Burton: she said over the next 10 years Ireland had to fund a programme that would cost at least €600 million even to keep the current set-up in operation

The Government and Irish Water made mistakes in the introduction of charges, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly told the Dáil.He said they had (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he hopes Irish Water “amicably” follows through on a decision to not pay staff bonuses for this year given the “difficulties” at the utility company. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he hopes Irish Water “amicably” follows through on a decision to not pay staff bonuses for this year give(...)

All cars are not alike when it comes to wading depth so even if you’re driving an SUV take care on flooded roads tonight. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Had a peek out the window lately? Go on, get your head up from that Excel file and check out the gloom and wetness. Ireland in November is rarely, if (...)

Protests took place in Bandon, Clonakily, Fermoy, Mallow and Youghal today in Co Cork.

Up to 20,000 people braved driving wind and rain to take to the streets of Cork as part of the national campaign against water charges organised by th(...)

Saturday’s protest in Limerick against water charges. The march took over an hour to pass through the city centre.Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Hundreds of Irish Water application forms have been burned following a protest march in Limerick. An estimated 6,000 protestors took part in the march(...)

 Managing director  of Irish Water John Tierney:  his reluctance  to address concerns about the water metering and charging system means he has made himself an easy scapegoat.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Last weekend Irish Water managing director John Tierney looked like he was on the verge of being shunted from his position because of Government dissa(...)

Alan Kelly: said he raised a number of issues with Mr Tierney but would not go into the detail of a “private meeting”

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has asked for “people of calibre and experience” to apply for the positions on the new board to be establishe(...)