Where a new connection is required, an application is made directly to Irish Water,

Q. We are building a new three-bedroom house in a small Mayo town. We are on the street, with all services passing our door. We have received a bill f(...)

The electricity and gas supply market generated 83 per cent of all the complaints which required a full investigation by the Commission for Energy Regulation in 2016. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A domestic gas customer being incorrectly charged €2,500 by their provider as a result of a faulty meter was one of the cases investigated by the ener(...)

Renewable energy producers are compensated when the wholesale price of electricity falls below the tariff guaranteed to them under the Refit scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Consumers and businesses carry the burden for the State’s €400 million renewable energy support scheme, which adds more than €6 a month to average hou(...)

Sorry, how many times do I need to water the grass before I get charged for water?

So what is going on with water? When the Government was being formed last year the issue of water was parked in the form of a cross-party Oireachtas (...)

  Sinn Féin TD Eoin O’ Broin (centre right) with Richard Boyd Barrett TD, (centre left) and other Right 2 Water TD’s and parties during a press conference reacting to the final draft report of the Joint Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services at Leinster House on Thursday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has been accused of threatening the Oireachtas committee on the future of water which is examining the issue of wat(...)

The Oireachtas committee examining the water charges issue is due to issue a report outlining its reccommendations on the water charges issue. A dra(...)

The old charging regime for water will come back into force if the committee’s recommendations are not agreed and sent to the Dáil for a vote. The Government’s nine-month suspension of the water charges lapses this month

The Oireachtas committee on water charges is to hold further votes on Wednesday on a number of key recommendations amid fresh disagreement between mem(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy, Independent TD Séamus Healy and Sinn Féin TD Eoin O’Broin are to table amendments to the water committee’s recommendations.

Fine Gael has lost three votes held by the Oireachtas committee on water charges on Tuesday. Members remain deeply divided over the introduction of a (...)

Committee members say a number of processes would have to be completed before a system of fines commence.

More than 70,000 households could face prosecution and fines for wasteful use of water, the Oireachtas committee on water charges has proposed. The 2(...)

The Oireachtas committee is to agree to prosecute householders who waste water and impose sanctions on them.

The Oireachtas committee is to agree to prosecute householders who waste water and impose sanctions on them. Legal advice given to the members confir(...)

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