O’ Connell Street Right 2 Water protests at the start of 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Oireachtas committee on water is being asked to examine a number of options in the area of domestic water services. Here are the proposals on; Ex(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has criticised Fianna Fáil’s position on how to respond to households that consistently waste water. Photograph: Getty

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has strongly criticised Fianna Fáil’s position on how to respond to householders who consistently wast(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney:  said he would not sign or introduce a Bill that brought forward measures he believed to be illegal.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fine Gael has ruled out facilitating any legislation from Opposition parties to completely abolish water charges. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney(...)

Nearly 60 per cent of people here have never switched their domestic gas or electricity supplier, says the Commission for Energy Regulation

Most electricity and gas customers could benefit financially from switching providers, in some cases by up to €330 over 12 months, according to the C(...)

The rejected project is so vast that it would spread across seven townlands in and around Ballybrennan, Co Wexford.  File photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

An Bord Pleanála has upheld a decision by Wexford County Council to refuse an application for the development of one of Ireland’s largest solar farms(...)

Minister for Energy Denis Naughten: has indicated that customers would begin receiving smart meters in late 2018 “at the earliest”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There will be a delay in the roll-out of smart electricity meters which was originally expected to start in 2018, the Commission for Energy Regulatio(...)

Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella has written to the Oireachtas committee examining the future of water services. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The European Commission has urged the Government to charge for excessive and wasteful use of water through the metering programme. Environment Comm(...)

The latest advice from the Commission for Energy Regulation that Irish Water should halt its €500 million metering programme is another bizarre twist (...)

So far 58% of households have had meters put in place but several hundred thousand properties remain to be linked

Irish Water should stop installing water meters in homes, the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) has declared, warning that the cost of completio(...)

The Commission for Energy Regulation incurred a loss of €535,000 for the year. Photographs: Getty Images/The Irish Times

The agency that regulates Irish Water last year increased its bonus payments to staff by 15 per cent. According to the 2015 annual report published b(...)

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