Anti-Water Charge Campaigners Secured Repayment of Charges to Those who Paid-and Householders Can Keep 100 Euro “Conservation Grant” as Well!!!

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More than 190,000 people claimed the grant but did not pay any of the five bills distributed by the water utility!!!!

Extract from Times Article http://wp.me/pKzXa-nC 

Government Descends into Low Farce!

Households set to keep €100 water Grant and get Refunds-Irish Times To-Day

EXTRACT FROM Irish Times ARTICLE-Kitty Holland

“The €100 grant was introduced in 2015 in what some described as an attempt to entice people to sign up to the billing system. The then government insisted it aimed to encourage more considered use of water.
Both Mr Varadkar and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney have previously said they believe the €100 should be deducted from any repayment to those who paid their Irish Water bills.
However, it is understood the Department of Housing has been advised of potential difficulties in this regard due to assurances given to the European Commission  that the grant and the charges were not associated.
More than 190,000 people claimed the grant but did not pay any of the five bills distributed by the water utility.”—Irish Times 17/07/2016

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