Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed that a decision will be made “in the next few weeks” on whether to extend the capping of water charges.
Mr Kenny also said that the public must have “absolute confidence” in Irish Water if the proposed system of water charges is to work.
Mr Kenny made his comments as he was arriving for an EU Summit meeting in Brussels this evening, Mr Kenny told reporters that the government will make a decision about extending the cap on charges very soon.
In his brief statement he said: “This is a massive utility for the next 50 years to create investment for infrastructure for high-quality drinking water for business, industry and persons alike. “So, we want to see that it is fair, that it is affordable and that people have absolute confidence in the system, and we are happy we can achieve that.”
When he was quizzed on when the public would get clarity on the issue, Mr Kenny said: “I would say in the next few weeks.”