Wednesday August 5, 2020

Water off a duck's back?

Environment minister Phil Hogan has faced waves of protests - but his fiercest fight is still to come: how much we will pay for water, writes Michael Brennan.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

16th March, 2014
Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment: We're giving hope to the future of our country.' Picture: Feargal Ward

Environment Minister Phil Hogan has already faced down protests over the introduction of the €100 household charge and the septic tank registration charge.But in the coming weeks, he will be sending in a submission to the Commission for Energy Regulation about how much householders will be paying in water charges.

Although he won't speculate on the size of the bill, he has promised an ''additional allowance of free water for certain people, such as...

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