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Government to axe standing charge for Irish Water




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It appears the coalition government could be close to reaching a deal on water charges for some welfare claimants.

It is believed Fine Gael and Labour have reached agreement in principle to eliminate the €50 standing charge, which was expected to apply to all households regardless of usage.

However, it is also understood the removal standing charge will mean an increase in the per litre cost for water.

The news comes after a week of protests all over the country.

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