Friday 6 December 2019

Water bills to be delayed until 2015

A crowd of over 400 people protest against the incoming water charges at a meeting attended by Enda Kenny, at the Sligo Park Hotel. Photo: James Connolly / PicSell8
A crowd of over 400 people protest against the incoming water charges at a meeting attended by Enda Kenny, at the Sligo Park Hotel. Photo: James Connolly / PicSell8

Niall O'Connor

Irish water bills will be delayed until the New Year under new plans set to agreed by Cabinet.

Both Fine Gael and Labour sources confirmed tonight  that the move is designed to soften the public anger towards water charges.

The move will mean that householders won't get charged until  January.

However sources tonight  said the plan was subject to cabinet approval.

Meanwhile a crowd of around 400 people gathered in Sligo this evening to protest at an event attended by the Taoiseach.

Protesters banged on Mr Kenny's vehicle as it made its way to the hotel.

One woman was treated by paramedics after she fainted.

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