Government plans to start refunding water charges from autumn

17 Juillet, 2017, 21:21 | Author: Lucrece Courtet
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Close to one million households can expect to receive up to €325 from Irish Water as the Government look to put to an end to the long-running saga.

Nearly a million households who paid their water charges can expect to get their money back this Autumn.

It is not yet clear how the refunds will be made and the spokesperson said legislation may be required.

Speaking to the Sunday Independent, Varadkar said payments will begin before the Budget is announced.

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has promised that almost one million households in Ireland will be refunded for paying Water Charges.

The issue of water charges has dominated the headlines for the last number of years.

The Taoiseach said that he hoped to start the refund process by autumn but admitted that it was a logistical issue that Irish Water would have to handle. But we intent to do it in the autumn. "I anticipate that everybody will have their money back before the end of the year". "It's not going to be a Budget announcement".

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