The Cabinet has approved the Water Services Strategic Plan.
People have until midnight tonight to lodge an application for the €100 water conservation grant.
Thousands have turned out in Dublin for a demonstration in support of anti-water charge protesters who are facing charges in connection with a protest in Tallaght last year.
Organisers say that a protest in Dublin this afternoon aims to highlight what they call an "attack on civil liberties in Ireland".
Joan Collins TD has received a court summons to face public order charges, following a protest against water charges earlier this year.
Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that she expects payment rates for Irish Water bills to increase in the future.
An anti-water-charges protester, charged with assaulting a detective garda during a protest outside a Fine Gael party meeting which the Taoiseach was attending, has been remanded on bail.
Tens of thousands of anti-water charge protesters have taken to the streets of Dublin in the fifth major demonstration against the new utility.
Two major protests against water charges are underway in Dublin city centre this afternoon.
Tens of thousands of anti-water charge protestors have descended on Dublin for the first demonstration of its kind in almost six months.
Three anti-austerity TDs are demanding a public statement from Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald following a report of a Garda surveillance operation targetting anti-water charge protesters.
Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy said he "really wouldn't want to go to prison".
Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has warned that people who claim the €100 Water Conservation Grant but do not pay their Irish Water bills will face stiff penalties.
Gardaí have confirmed that no arrests were made after protesters gathered outside a Garda station in Dublin yesterday evening.
The Government has begun writing to people who have registered with Irish Water, inviting them to apply for the water conservation grant.
Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has claimed that the decision to press ahead with criminal charges against water protesters is politically motivated.
The Right 2 Water campaign says the Government should prove it is against the privatisation of the public water supply by putting the issue to a referendum.
Eurostat is expected to rule later today on whether the funds spent on Irish Water so far will have to stay on the Exchequer balance sheet
Laws allowing unpaid water bills to be taken from wages and welfare payments have been passed by the Seanad.
The Anti Austerity Alliance is to discuss the next step in their campaign against water charges this morning.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has today thanked those who have paid their Irish Water bills.
A Fine Gael TD has criticised people who spend their money on cigarettes and alcohol, but then refuse to pay their water bills.
Sinn Féin is vowing to fight water charge legislation tooth and nail, though the party admits the Government has the numbers to force it through.
Today is the registration deadline for Irish Water customers who want to avail of the Government's €100 Water Conservation Grant.
Anti-water charges campaigners are burning water bills during a demonstration in Limerick this afternoon.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has described as "ridiculous" claims the Coalition is trying to sneak in water charges legislation.
Members of the opposition are accusing the Government of using a "Trojan horse" to bring in draconian measures to enforce payment of water charges.
Anti-water charge protesters have been burning their bills at a protest rally outside the GPO in Dublin today.
Anti water charges groups from around the country have announced plans for another national day of demonstration.
Anti-water-charge groups are planning to run candidates in each constituency in the next General Election.
A row has broken out in Cork City Council after the deputy Lord Mayor of Cork refused to accept a petition of 15,000 Irish Water boycott signatures from anti-water charge protesters last night.
Approximately 100,000 households are expected to receive incorrect Irish Water bills.
Community protests will take place in Farranree, Knocknaheeny, Ballyvolane, Gurranabraher and at the South Gate Bridge in Cork city this evening calling for a mass boycott of water charges.
The Taoiseach has been heckled by anti-water charge protesters as he made a speech in Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
The Cabinet is to reconvene at 7:30pm this evening to discuss plans to remove the threat of jail from people who refuse to pay water charges.
Cabinet ministers are today set to discuss new measures to address cases where people do not pay water charges.
The Right2Water campaign are lending their support to this year's May Day demonstrations.
Garda whistleblower John Wilson is among three people who have been arrested at an estate in Cavan town during a water demonstration earlier today.
Dublin South Central TD Joan Collins has been arrested following a protest against water charges.
Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin city to bin their water bills.
Dublin City councillors have voted to oppose the handing over of local authority tenant details to Irish Water.
Dramatic footage has emerged of a water charges protester bleeding from a head injury after an altercation with gardai at a water charges protest at the offices of Fingal County Council.
Thousands of people have taken part in two major marches against water charges in Limerick and Cork city centres this afternoon.
Sinn Féin is accusing Irish Water of "making it up as it goes along".
Campaigners opposed to water charges say they will leaflet every house in the country in the coming weeks as part of a proposed nationwide boycott.
Anti-water-charge campaigners say they are mounting a counter-offensive against Irish Water bills.
Environment Minister Alan Kelly has said that households having to go through two registrations to receive the water conservation grant is "just … how it's going to work".
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that he recently rejected criticism of water charges from a man who was holding two pints, saying that they cost the equivalent of ten weeks of water.
The Tánaiste Joan Burton says RTE needs to be fairer and more impartial in relation to water charges.
Fianna Fáil wants Irish Water to destroy the information it has received so far on council tenants from local authorities.
Irish Water will tomorrow start reading meters in advance of their first round of bills.
The IMF has stated that public opposition to water charges is becoming "less heated".
Irish Water has revealed it expects a range of problems with its first bills when they are sent out from next month.
The Taoiseach has said that people who refuse to pay the Water Charge are not being fair to those who do.
Socialist TD Paul Murphy says he doesn't think he would be convicted for alleged false imprisonment of Tánaiste Joan Burton.
Joan Burton says she believes people will, eventually, accept the need for water charges.
The Environment Minister Alan Kelly says he Is happy with the level of compliance with water charges through registration with Irish Water.
Members of the Right2Water campaign say up to 88,000 protesters lined Dublin’s main thoroughfare for an anti-water charges demonstration yesterday afternoon.
Thousands of people have turned out in Dublin city centre to protest against water charges.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Dublin this afternoon for the latest national demonstration against water charges.