The sudden departure of Joe O’Toole as chairman of the water charges commission will make even more difficult the task of Housing Minister Simon Coveney as he travels to Brussels to explain the Government’s decision to suspend water charges.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2016
Fianna Fáil has staunchly defended its deal with Fine Gael to suspend instead of abolish water charges, claiming an opposition motion to scrap the fees immediately is little more than “political point scoring”.
Wed, 25 May, 2016
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has been re-elected as Taoiseach by the most slender of margins, gaining just one vote more than the minimum needed to regain power. Mr Kenny won the fourth and final nomination vote by 59 votes to 49 after 11th-hour talks with Independents.
Sat, 07 May, 2016
If you were to believe the body politic, Irish Water is the most evil thing since Hitler and the SS. All the parties, especially Fianna Fáil, which introduced water charges in 2010, have sold out their principles for populism, writes Special Correspondent
Fri, 29 Apr, 2016
An anti-water charges protestor was convicted this evening of assaulting a Detective Garda, while he was on duty, providing protection for the Taoiseach and other cabinet ministers, at a Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.
Thu, 18 Feb, 2016
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