/Tag: Water
10 12, 2014

Minister sees no change to water charge policy

By | 2014-12-10T12:01:32+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

1 of 4 Protesters at Heuston Station on their way into Dublin city centre Protesters board buses in Limerick ahead of the demonstration in Dublin People leave Waterford to travel to the protest in Dublin Demonstrations have been held around the country in recent months Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly [...]

19 11, 2014

Water charge protesters & contractors in standoff

By | 2014-11-19T13:34:32+00:00 November 19th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Around 60 water charge protesters are in a standoff with contractors in Donaghmede in Dublin. Irish Water says there are 90 contractor staff being prevented from carrying out work in the Grange Road area. Today's protest follows a similar action yesterday when workers with GMC/Sierra were prevented from leaving for nine [...]

18 11, 2014

No bonuses for Irish Water staff for 2013-14

By | 2014-11-18T14:46:25+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Irish Water has confirmed that no bonus payments will be made to staff for 2013 and 2014. The company also confirmed that an independent review of the bonus scheme will be commissioned. Staff in Irish Water are being briefed by management on the decisions. The issue of executive bonuses or performance pay [...]

17 11, 2014

Govt to announce revised water charges this week

By | 2014-11-17T08:16:44+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

1 of 2 People on the streets protesting over the water charges Several politicians have criticised the nature of the weekend demonstration in Jobstown Details of the Government's revised plan for water charges will be made known this week. A simplified system is expected to be agreed by the Cabinet tomorrow [...]

10 11, 2014

Referendum on water not ruled out – White

By | 2014-11-10T01:10:40+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

The suggestion of a referendum on water would require 'more work', says Alex White The suggestion of a referendum on water has not been ruled out according to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White. However, Mr White said that decision would require "more work". Speaking on RTÉ's The Week In [...]

3 11, 2014

Coveney insists Irish Water will not be scrapped

By | 2014-11-03T09:20:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

1 of 2 There were protests against water charges around the country on Saturday The Economic Management Council is expected to address the issues around what charges people will face Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said there is no question of Irish Water being abolished. He said that too much [...]

2 11, 2014

Irish Water staff can get benchmarked pay rises

By | 2014-11-02T18:05:01+00:00 November 2nd, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

The benchmarked pay increase mechanism at Irish Water is separate and additional to the payment of performance bonuses Staff at Irish Water can benefit from an annual salary increase if it can be shown that pay has risen at rival or similar firms, as part of their controversial pay reward system, RTÉ's [...]

2 11, 2014

Tens of thousands march against water charges

By | 2014-11-02T02:52:51+00:00 November 2nd, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated across the country against water charges. The Right2Water campaign has said 150,000 people turned out for today's protests. Organisers said numbers far exceeded predictions. They put the figure for rallies in Dublin at over 40,000. RELATED AUDIO & VIDEO Watch: Correspondents report from protests across the country Watch: [...]

1 11, 2014

Call for suspension of all water charges

By | 2014-11-01T19:14:29+00:00 November 1st, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Thousands of people have turned out across the country to protest against water charges Fianna Fáil has called for the suspension of all water charges pending a review of the Irish Water company and the seven members of the Reform Alliance have called for the suspension of all Dáil business next [...]