Tag Archives: Transport

Leaking-Pipe

Householders could be liable for leaking pipes

Householders could have to pay for leaking or damaged water pipes found on their property by the new utility company that the Government is set to establish next year, an Oireachtas committee heard recently. John Mullins, chief executive of Bord Gáis, which has taken responsibility for setting up Irish Water, said yesterday that once supplies [...]

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The cost of living fell last month

Cost of living fell by 0.5% last month

The cost of living fell by 0.5% last month, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). They revealed today that the consumer price index had fallen for the second month running following a 0.3% drop in December. However, the cost of living remained 2.2% higher this January than it had been [...]

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Water charges won't come into effect until 2014

No water charges until 2014

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd has told the Joint Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht that nobody will be charged for water until the beginning of 2014. He said there will be a free allowance of water for householders, and after that householders will be charged. The amount of the free allowance has [...]

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Homebond

HomeBond criticised for snubbing Dáil committee

The refusal of HomeBond to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht is a matter of serious public concern, according to committee chairman Ciarán Lynch. The Committee has agreed to request Minister Hogan to encourage HomeBond to appear before the Committee to discuss the cost of restoring the structural integrity [...]

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