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Repairing The Grand Canal

(The Collapsed section of the canal bank) Repairing The Grand Canal – In this article, Ross Murray reports on the repair work on the Grand Canal at the Suir Road The Grand Canal between Suir Road and Goldenbridge was recently drained of water due to a sewer fault. On Sunday 21st of July, a short... 

A New Deal on Irish Water, but does it go far enough?

A New deal on Irish Water, but does it go far enough? The country’s two largest parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have come to an agreement concerning the future of the much maligned utility, Irish Water. Both sides were optimistic that a deal can be brokered before the weekend. This latest development... 

Saturday’s National Day of Protest

Saturday’s National Day of Protest Saturday 23rd January 2016 be a special date for me, indeed many others, who have fought the good fight against water charges over the past years. In Dublin City and other main urban centres, ordinary people took to the streets again voted on this highly controversial... 

Irish Water stats seen as ‘worthless’ by TD Paul Murphy

Irish Water stats seen as ‘worthless’ by TD Paul Murphy Controversial utility company Irish Water has claimed that 61% of households are now compliant in paying water charges compared to 55% at the end of the last billing cycle. The company has said that 928,000 people have paid some or all of their... 

IRISH WATER RETURNS TO DUBLIN 8

IRISH WATER RETURNS TO DUBLIN 8 Irish water has returned to Dublin city 8 for the first time in half a year. Meter installers hit Altram Court in Inchicore on Thursday morning. The meter crew, Kelly’s contractors, appear to have completed much of their work, holes were dug and barriers erected, but... 

Pay Rise for Senior Management at Irish Water

Pay Rise for Senior Management at Irish Water The Labour Relations CommiBack dated Pay rise for Senior Management at Irish Waterssion has announced that Senior Management in Irish Water will receive an annual pay rise of 1.5 percent to 3 percent.  Unions had brought the matter to the LRC last November... 

Life Saving

Life Saving Earlier last week this correspondent sent out his usual bi-monthly email to various publishers, dispatching the latest story wrote, for their perusal. Your Correspondent can deduce from their response (none) & the previous three-or-so-years of similar correspondences that they don’t... 

Is it Stalingrad for Irish Water?

Is it Stalingrad for Irish Water? – Dave Carr opines about how the Irish Government as unsuccessfully lobbied the majority for support There comes a time in any conflict, a Stalingrad or a Gettysburg when historians look back and say “that was the point it all ended”. Yes of course there were... 

New calls to scrap Irish Water

Ministers were told yesterday by Eurostat, the EU statistical service, that Irish Water could cost us about €2.3 billion euro. David Duffy from ESRI said yesterday ‘for the taxpayer, this means that there is an extra €2.5 billion that will now have to be funded by the government. ‘‘Prior to... 

The Results Are In, 43% Have Paid Irish Water

The Results Are In, 43% Have Paid Irish Water Despite criticism from the media, Irish Water have claimed that their payment rate of 43% as a “decent start”.  They are expected to collect about €271 million from domestic customers and €229 million from non-domestic customers this year.  The... 

Time Will Tell…

Time Will Tell… The country gathered at the nation’s capitol at either Huston or Connolly stations to march in protest against the now infamous water charges. The protest was arranged by the “Right to Water” campaign. The “Right to Water” campaigners argue that water charges is already... 

Going up in Smoke, Locals Burn Water Bills

Going up in Smoke, Locals Burn Water Bills You don’t have to saunter too far off the beaten course in the Dublin 8 to find out how strongly the local residents feel about Irish Water. “No water meters” signs adorn every second window down quite Rialto lanes, while installing water meters has been... 

Protesters Maintain Pursuit On Irish Water

Protesters Maintain Pursuit On Irish Water Recent events in the ongoing water dispute put the Western ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid’ in this writer’s mind. For much of the film Paul Newman and Robert Redford are pursued by a mysterious group of bounty hunters. They’re followed over mountains,... 

Water Protesters – A Siege & A change in Tactics

Irish Water Metre Installers leaving Rialto Water Protesters – A Siege & A change in Tactics Its midway through week 6 since Irish Water metre installers have landed in Dublin 8. On Wednesday 11th March, I drove up Gilbert Road, near Donore Ave, to see how this surreal siege between protesters... 

Irish Water Spends €650,000 on Advertising

Irish Water Spends €650,000 on Advertising Irish Water is going to spend €650,000 on producing an advertising campaign persuading customers that clean water doesn’t simply fall from the sky. Rothco created the campaign and it will be advertised on television, the radio, the press, in the cinema... 

They Didn’t Read The Script…

They Didn’t Read The Script…. Dave Carr opines about last week’s early morning arrests and the media’s approach to Irish Water narrative   At one point during the week of November 9th, a sixteen year old was awoken early by the Gardai entering his bedroom.  He was then... 

Solidarity at Yesterday’s Water Charges Protest

Image credited Breakingnews.ie    In this article, our Reporter Gary Kelly Opines about the sense of purpose of yesterday’s march.  The Fountain Resource Group is in no way a political organisation, all opinions in the “Your Say” section are those of the authors themselves.     Solidarity... 
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