Water charges

The leader of Sinn Féin has dismissed suggestions his party was to blame for the delay in water charge refunds.

Finance Minister blames Sinn Fein for delay in water charges refund

It is now expected to go through before the end of the month, which will enable Irish Water to start issuing cheques but it's unlikely they'll all be sent before the Christmas deadline.

Government should also commit to date for water ownership referendum

The Government must advance a referendum to ensure water infrastructure remains in public ownership, according to Labour spokesperson on Water Jan O’Sullivan.

Brendan Howlin calls for delay in water charge refunds

Water charge refunds should be delayed until next year to make sure the health service is funded through the winter, the Labour leader Brendan Howlin said today.

Green Party believes some people will not want their refund from Irish Water

Latest: The Green Party leader believes some people will not want their refund from Irish Water.

€270m Irish Water payment 'not connected to refunds', says Government

A €270m payment to Irish Water had no connection to the fact water charges were scrapped, the Government has claimed.

Latest: Irish Water apologises for burst water pipe in Navan

Latest:  Irish Water has apologised after a second major water pipe burst in just over a week, cutting off supply to up 10,000 households and businesses.

Latest: Irish Water ‘sincerely regrets’ loss of water supply following burst pipe

Irish Water says it "sincerely regrets" the inconvenience caused to thousands of people in the North East because of a burst pipe.

Water main repair could cost up to €3m

Irish Water has said that it will cost up to €3m to completely replace a burst water main in the North East.

Latest: Replacing damaged mains pipe could cost €3m

Latest: Fully replacing a mains pipe that burst triggering the water supply crisis in Louth and Meath could cost three million euro and take 18 months, Irish Water has said.

Latest: Conservation grant will not affect refund of water charges, says Taoiseach

Latest: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that refunds of water charges will not be deducted to account for the water conservation grant.

It is my job to make sure people get water charges refund: Eoghan Murphy

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has said it is his job to make sure people get their refunds of water charges.

Water charges will be refunded ’this autumn’, says Taoiseach

Almost a million households who paid their water charges can expect to get their money back this Autumn.