Latest: Water charges will be suspended for at least nine months should a deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney told the Dail today, writes Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner Political Editor.
Sinn Féin says only consigning water charges to the rubbish bin will be acceptable.
Irish Water has pleaded guilty to polluting a Co Louth stream after a malfunction at a sewage treatment plant led to a discharge which turned water grey.
Fianna Fáil says it is committed to bringing forward laws that will see Irish Water scrapped, and water charges suspended.
Sinn Féin would not accept the outcome of its own Independent commission on Irish Water unless it rules in favour of scrapping charges.
Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has said that abolishing Irish Water would not be in anyone's interest.
The issue of Irish Water is being seen as a stumbling block to the formation of a new Government.
A former Fianna Fáil Minister has said that he wants to see legal advice about water charges.
Opposition parties have rejected legal advice which suggests water charges in Ireland cannot be suspended or scrapped.
New figures show that Irish Water has spent more than €300,000 on external PR since January 2014.
A €7bn estimate to abolish Irish Water has been rubbished by the Right2Water movement.
Employers' group IBEC has raised concerns about continued talk of scrapping Irish Water.
The Fine Gael parliamentary party is set to meet tomorrow, to formulate ‘a set of principles’ for a potential government.
A Dublin Councillor has been cleared of failing to comply with a Garda direction to leave the scene of a water charge protest last April.
Irish Water has warned that members of the public are being targeted by an online scam.
Irish Water says a precautionary boil water notice for 10,000 homes in Cork will remain in place for the coming days.
Irish Water is expected to confirm plans to store water from the River Shannon in a reservoir in Tipperary to supply Dublin and the Midlands.
Local Authority members working under the management of Irish Water have voted for industrial action to prevent the privatisation of the service.
Irish Water says 55% of households have made a payment after the second cycle of bills.
The Justice Minister has denied that Gardaí are mounting covert surveillance on the leaders of the anti-water charges movement.