A Government Minister has said it is "inappropriate" for County Councils to threaten tenants with eviction if they do not pay their water bill.
Irish summer colleges are facing the threat of closure because of water charges, it has been claimed today.
The organisers of the weekend demonstration against water charges says it has rattled the Government.
Around 100,000 people have taken part in a mass demonstration against water charges in Dublin, according to the organisers of the rally.
Users of social media have reacted angrily to Joan Burton’s comments on the cost of technology used by protesters objecting to the installation of Irish Water meters.
New research carried out by Irish Water shows up to one in five householders says they are unlikely to pay their water charges.
The Commission for Energy Regulation has just published the cost of water, with charging to begin tomorrow.
A company employed to install water meters has claimed in the High Court that its workers are at risk due to allegedly violent protests in North Dublin.
Protests against the installation of water meters have moved to Drimnagh and Bluebell in Dublin this morning.
A waiver on water supply charges for homes on boil water notice is to be announced next week by the Commission for Energy Regulation.
Residents whose water is unfit for human consumption may be in line for reductions on their bills.
The Government has today denied lying about the level of water charges to try and get past the local election.
There has been criticism of plans to charge people for water they can't drink.
The free water allowance initially set for children is being cut by 17,000 litres.
Water from your tap is going to cost you just under half a cent per litre, meaning you will pay around 24c for a quick shower.
Anti-water charges campaign groups across Ireland are encouraging the public to remove their water meters and use a €2 plastic plug to keep their water flowing.
Irish Water contractors have removed five water meters from a Cork housing estate at the centre of a month-long water meter blockade.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended the (average) €240 water charge as a water-saving measure.
The Tánaiste says the Government has made significant progress in reaching a deal on water charges.
“THE longer this goes on, the more resolute we are becoming — there is fierce determination to resist Irish Water.”
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is standing firm that there will be no flat charge for water and has hinted a price freeze on the cost to households.
Irish Water contractors have left an estate in Raheny in Dublin this morning after local residents staged a protest over the installation of water meters.
Government Ministers have strongly criticised a number of protests against the installation of water meters.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has confirmed that Labour will not sign off on water charges without allowances for families on low incomes.
The Cabinet is discussing proposals for the cost of the water charge at a special meeting this morning.
The Government's proposals for water charges are to be published before next month's elections.
Environment Minister Phil Hogan has said that the first indicative charges for water will be released before the local elections.
The size of your home may initially determine the level of water charges, it has been reported.
It is understood Irish Water may be given permission to hike the price of water if demand is lower than expected.
Almost all Opposition TDs have walked out of the Dáil after refusing to take part in the passage of the Water Services Bill.
The roll-out of water meters across the country has begun.
The Government has confirmed plans to limit the water pressure in homes who don't pay their water charges.
The Government will pay to repair leaks in water pipes found during the meter installation process, it has been reported.
The Finance Minister Michael Noonan says water charges will not be introduced next January as planned.
The introduction of water charges could be delayed by a year, according to media reports.
Siptu is threatening industrial action, including strikes, if the plan to establish the Irish Water Company goes ahead.
Environment Minister Phil Hogan has denied any rift between the coalition partners over the introduction of water charges.
The Government is being warned that the opposition to water charges is going to be "enormous".
A Fine Gael TD has said the Government should have all of the details of the water charges worked out by this summer.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned that people will be cut off it they fail to pay water charges.
Environment Minister Phil Hogan is pledging to give the public as much clarity as possible throughout the introduction of the water tax.
A new utility company being set up to oversee household water supplies and charges will not be sold off to the private sector, Environment Minister Phil Hogan has insisted.
Government proposals to stagger water meter payments have been shot down amid further criticism of the charges.
A Labour councillor in Wicklow is vowing to leave his party if the Government proceeds with its plan to impose the cost of water meters on homeowners, it has been reported.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said that no decisions have been made on how much people will have to pay for water meters.
Hard-pressed householders will not have to pay upfront for the installation of water meters but will instead pay for the devices gradually by way of a 'standing charge', it has been revealed.
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has said that the Government cannot clarify how much water meters will cost homeowners, until a decision has been taken by Cabinet on their implementation.
The Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes (CAHWT) has pledged to oppose the Government's plan to introduce water taxes in 2014.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore today did not rule out forcing householders having to pay for the installation of water meters in their homes, but said that no decision on it has been made yet.
Hard-pressed homeowners are facing bills of at least €300 to cover the cost of having a water meter installed, it was reported today.
Private owners of domestic wells will not have to pay water charges.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has today warned that water charges will soon become a reality when meters are installed in every home in the country.
Around 40,000 homes and premises in North Dublin are currently experiencing some level of disruption to their water supply.
Environment Minister Phil Hogan has said that water meters will be installed in every home from next year.
Homeowners could be facing an annual charge of €175 for their water within two years, it has been reported.
Household water charges will not be brought in for at least three years, the Government has signalled today.
The author of the report from An Bord Snip Nua said today that it makes no sense that everyone in Ireland is not paying for their water supply.
A group opposed to the introduction of water rates is threatening a mass campaign of civil disobedience.
Plans for household water charges will be brought before Government within weeks, the Environment Minister said today.
Household water charges are expected to raise €1bn for the Government, Environment Minister John Gormley revealed today.