IRELAND – Last week more than 100.000 Irish citizens protested all over the country against ‘paid water’. The national water company Irish Water started in 2014 with installing water meters and the day that Irish people will get their first water bill is getting close. According to the Irish protesters ‘Water is human Right’ and they are not prepared to pay for it.
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DUBLIN - The national water company Irish Water officially started the 1st of January 2014 and yet is the subject to national agitation. The company has spent more than 50 million Euros to consultancy fees. Representatives of Irish Water have to explain these expenses to a public commission this week. In the mean time in the streets of Dublin citizens are protesting against the installation of water meters.