The dangers of deducting water charges at source

Treating water charges like a tax sends out the wrong message

13th April, 2015
Water protests in Dublin last weekend

The first water bills are set to reach homes across the country next month, but hundreds of thousands of people have yet to register with Irish Water, and the government is still facing considerable resistance to its controversial water charges plan.

The latest instalment in the Irish Water debacle bubbled over last week, when it emerged that those who resist water charges may be denied a choice, as the Department of the Environment mulls proposals...

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