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Half of Irish Water customers fail to apply for €100 grant

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

6th December, 2015

Up to half of all Irish Water customers have failed to apply for the €100 water conservation grant.

The lower than expected number of applications means the cost of the scheme is likely to be around €88 million, compared to its initial budget of €130 million.

It is a sign that there is continued resistance to water charges, even though there was no requirement to provide proof of payment to claim the grant.

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