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Irish Water consumption research 'may be biased'

An expert has warned that the research used by Irish Water to justify the reduction in the size of the free water allowance for children 'may be biased'.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
3rd August, 2014
Irish water research is based on a small sample of households. Picture: Getty

An expert has warned that the research used by Irish Water to justify the reduction in the size of the free water allowance for children ''may be biased.

The government had promised a free allowance of 38,000 litres per child, but this is now being cut to 21,000 litres per child, based on Irish Water research showing that this amount is what children actually consume.

But a review by Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has now...

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