The Cabinet has approved the legislation to suspend water charges.
The European Commission has shown contempt for the democratic decision of the Irish people on water charges, a TD has claimed.
The former Minister responsible for water bills has said the public either charge for water or face massive fines from Europe.
Sinn Féin has denied that tonight's Dáil motion to abolish water charges is only focussed on embarrassing Fianna Fáil - despite repeatedly accusing the rival party of "flip-flopping" on the issue write Fiachra Ó Cionnaith and Daniel McConnell.
The Dáil is to discuss water charges today amid two conflicting motions on the issue.
Update 4.28pm: Fianna Fáil has said that it will not be supporting a motion by Sinn Féin and other TDs that calls for the immediate scrapping of water charges.
An independent junior minister has said that he is likely to vote against the Government in the Dáil this week.
Enda Kenny should not appoint Independent Alliance TD John Halligan as a Junior Minister if he does not pay his water charges, according to Labour's Alan Kelly.
It has emerged this evening that a newly-appointed junior minister, who had refused to pay his water charges, has now agreed to do so.
A Labour TD says he is prepared to launch a legal challenge to ensure people who have paid their Irish Water bills are refunded.
Fianna Fáil has claimed that Minister Leo Varadkar compared water meters to e-voting machines during their Government negotiations.
People refusing to pay their water bills are to escape any legal punishment after Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil said they will not introduce new laws to prosecute debts under €500 writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Daniel McConnell, and Elaine Loughlin.
A senior Fianna Fáil figure has effectively ruled out a refund for people who have paid their water bills despite the fact charges now look set to be suspended for the foreseeable future, writes Juno McEnroe of the Irish Examiner.
Disgruntled Irish Water customers may have a way of getting their money back from the utility – depending on how and when they paid their bill, writes Joe Leogue of the Irish Examiner.
Fianna Fáil has been accused of having "no passion" in its bid to suspend water charges.
Deputy Paul Murphy says that the acting Environment Minister Alan Kelly is using Irish Water workers as a bargaining chip to maintain the charges.
Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy said today that he wants to be tried with all the other water charge protesters accused of falsely imprisoning the Tánaiste in Dublin.
Irish Water has been warned that it may not be legally able to scrap charges.
The State has been given time to clarify issues raised about the case of a man accused of using “threatening and abusive language” towards the President.
Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin city to voice their opposition to water charges.