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Irish Water is set to issue almost one million refund cheques. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

About 3,000 people have called Irish Water every day since the beginning of the month to change address details so refund cheques can be processed. A(...)

In a joint statement the charities asked that those who can afford to would forego the refund and would consider using the money to help Ireland’s 8,000 homeless people, more than 3,000 of whom are children. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Peter McVerry Trust, Simon Community, and Focus Ireland have joined forces to appeal to the public to donate their water charge refunds to help co(...)

People taking part in an anti-water charges protest. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Water is this week launching a campaign aimed at ensuring everyone who paid the controversial charges will have their money returned as soon as (...)

The latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on urban waste-water treatment is a grim account of failure to provide adequate infrastructure(...)

Irish Water: the EPA criticises persistent delays on infrastructure projects. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Water has come in for sustained criticism in the latest Environmental Protection Agency report on urban waste-water treatment. The report criti(...)

Michael Healy-Rae TD speaking in Dublin in 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The “swagger and arrogance” of the last government is absent in the current administration, Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has told the Dáil during (...)

Anti-water charge protesters in 2012: the Water Services Bill seeks to draw a line under the Irish Water debacle. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The Government is concerned that refunds to households who paid water charges may not be made before the end of the year, because of delays in the pas(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish Water has been charging up to €12,000 to connect individual houses to the water mains, the Dáil has heard. Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness said (...)

A burst water mains at Roughgrange, Donore, Co Meath.

Irish Water has warned that water main bursts will be a “common occurrence” for years to come, following the publication of a report analysing the cau(...)

A file image of thousands of people attending a Right 2 Water protest in Dublin last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The politics of “thuggery” did not defeat water charges, Fianna Fáil’s local government spokesman Barry Cowen has claimed. During a late night debate(...)

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