Latest: Houses will be given time to fix leaks before excess water charges, says Minister

Update 3.17pm: The Housing Minister has moved to reassure the public that households that waste water inadvertently will be given time to identify their leaks.

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Group water subsidy per house to go as high as €281

New measures to improve rural water services will ensure that members of group water schemes get comparable benefits to what Irish Water does for the public supply, said Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, writes Stephen Cadogan.

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People Before Profit warning of more water protests if Government change free allowance rules

People Before Profit is warning there will be more water protests if the Government tries to change the free allowance rules.

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Sinn Fein dismiss suggestions they are to blame for delay in water charge refunds

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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€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.

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