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Irish Water swims against the tide

Irish Water's proposed running costs are more than double those of English water companies, writes Michael Brennan.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

10th August, 2014
Water is set to be the biggest political issue over the coming months. Picture: Thinkstock

Water charges are coming soon to a house near you. With billing due to begin on October 1, householders have just two months left to get their patio powerhosed, car washed or take a longer shower without having to pay for it.

But research carried out for the regulator has revealed that not all is well in Irish Water. It has shown that there are major questions about the company’s operating costs and salaries, and its...

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