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Household water bills nearly halved to 18.3 million euro

The amount people have paid for water bills has almost halved. Irish Water said households paid 18.3 million euro for drinking supplies and waste water treatment during January to March as new bills were sent out in April and May when the Government announced plans to suspend charges for nine …

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Student loan scheme 'a mortgage on young people for their education'

Students’ representatives have warned the Government a loan scheme for university and college courses would lumber young people with another mortgage. A report for the Department of Education set out three options for third level funding – “free fees”, keepin g the 3,000 euro registration fee or borrowings for a …

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