We’ve put together a play list of a selection of our coverage on the water charges. We’ll be continually updating this playlist.
What Matters ‘Water Charges Special’ – 29th Oct 2014
In this the third episode of ‘What-Matters’ Near FM’s topical and current affairs program, Ger Leddin looks at the water charges issue.
The program contains interviews with Limerick Councilor John Loftus, Mary Honan and Pat O Connor of the Anti Austerity Alliance along with Elizabeth Arden Communications Director with Irish Water. The Taoiseach’s comments of the 7th of October relating to bonus payments to Irish Water staff are also discussed.
Gardening and Water Charges
Robert Moss, Green Communities Adviser with An Taisce, talks to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about the effect of water charges on growing your own vegetables and fruit and Dublin Community Gardens. They discuss alternative methods of providing water for gardening purposes including rainwater harvesting, the use of “grey” water and how you can protect your soil from drying out.
Water Charges – Noel McGuinness talks to a resident of Clare Hall
Noel McGuinness talks to a resident of Clare Hall about the situation in the Estate
Water Charges – John Lyons
Noel McGuinness talks to John Lyons of People before Profit who is at the anti water charge protests in Clare Hall.
Noel McGuinness from the Anti Water charge protests
Mark Finnegan is joined by Noel McGuinness from the Anti Water charge protests in Clare Hall.
Water Charges – John Healy, a Local Resident in Ayrfield Estate
Noel McGuinness chats with John Healy, a Local Resident present at Anti Water Charge protest in Ayrfield Estate.
Water Charges – A report from Noel McGuinness
John Healy gets a report from Noel McGuinness who is at the Anti Water Charge protests in Ayrfield Estate.
Water Charges – Sinn Fein Councillor Míchael Mac Donnchá
Noel McGuinness talks to Sinn Fein Councillor, Míchael Mac Donnchá about the continuing Anti Water Charge protests in North East Dublin.
Interview with Noelleen Reilly, local Sinn Fein Councillor
John Healy speaks to Noeleen Reilly, local Sinn Fein councillor about recent events in Ballymun and other issues including Sinn Fein’s stance on Water Charges.
Cllr Alison Gilliland (LAB) – Revised Water Charges Plan
Noel McGuinness is joined by Councillor Alison Gilliland from the Labour Party to discuss the recent revisions to the proposed water charges. Cllr Gilliland welcomes the reworked Irish Water Plan presented in the Dail by Minister Alan Kelly TD.
‘Minister Kelly has taken the previous Irish Water plan by the scruff of the neck and completely reworked it to ensure that water charges are fair and affordable’ Noel and Alison discuss the protests that have continued despite the revised plan and the future of the project.
They also talk about the Labour Party and its preparedness for the next General Election.