Water charges. The words sprawled all over the covers of newspapers across the country for weeks. Many of the Budget 2015 debates yesterday centered around the charges and what they will mean for the Irish citizen.
If you are a business involved in the water industry ,or maybe an action or lobby group campaigning against the water charges, you need to know how to get your story covered. Everyone has their own take on the issue, a new angle and a new story, but it can be difficult to know where to start. You have to send your story to the right people, in the right places.
For your convenience, we have created our very own Irish Water list. This comprehensive list of over 25 relevant journalists includes environmental and political correspondents and editors from national print and broadcast media in the Republic of Ireland. The contacts listed have either written about, or may be interested in hearing about, issues relating to water charges and therefore are sure to be able to help.
The upcoming charges loom and the country has erupted. Last weekend, tens of thousands of people from all corners of the country marched from Parnell Square to Leinster House and back to O’Connell Street to oppose the charges.
Yesterday, despite calls to abolish the charge, the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, announced in his Budget speech that the water charges will remain. However, there was some good news as tax relief will be offered in relation to water charges and a €100 payment under the Household Benefits package is being extended to help more social welfare recipients.
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