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As Irish Water removes meters from a Cork housing estate, documents obtained by the Irish Independent today reveal the full extent of water leakage around the country – and it’s a staggering 680 million litres every day. That’s enough for 1.5m families. Paul Melia, of the Irish Independent has been covering this story.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0515/617457-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-15-may-2014/?clipid=1576563
The Cabinet is today putting the finishing touches on the structure of water charges after weeks of discussion and reports of disagreement between the coalition parties. It reported that families will get free water for every child under the age of 18 while pensioners and disabled will get €100 a year to help with the cost. Joining Sean was Paul Melia Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0506/615465-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-6-may-2014/?clipid=1569733
Many of us now have water meters in pace and the first bills for domestic water will issue in 2015 and as we all know, the producer of the service is Irish Water, or Uisce Eireann. The cabinet will convene this morning and one issue that will be close to the top of the agenda is that of water charges. Sean was joined in studio by Political Editor with The Sunday Business Post, Pat Leahy and Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent with The Irish Independent. Barrister Tim Bracken got in touch with us also – he has been casting an eye ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0430/613948-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-30-april-2014/?clipid=1563614
Joining Sean for this morning’s Gathering were Paul Drury, Daily Mail Columnist; Michael O’Regan, Irish Times Parliamentary Correspondent; Alan Hickey, Barrister; and Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0418/609647-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-18-april-2014/?clipid=1537155
Since its inception Irish Water has been enmeshed in controversy – on this programme managing director of Irish Water John Tierney revealed that more than €50 million had been spent on consultants’ fees which created a political furore. Yesterday, Mr Tierney made his second appearance before a Dail committee where he said that €10 billion will be required to update the system. Sean was joined by Paul Melia the environment correspondent of the Irish Independent. %MCEPASTEBIN%http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0212/503823-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-12-february-2014/?clipid=1416014
The water story sloshes on – the ESRI said this week that Irish Water could incur extra costs of between €1.5bn and €2bn. Overground or underground, the Government appears to have hit a boggy patch over the pylons issue. Elsewhere, Michael Noonan said what most people think, that AIB bankers do not deserve bonuses until their performances improve. Whistleblower, Maurice McCabe appeared before the PAC as the penalty points issue hots up and oin the European Court of Human Rights, abuse survivor, Louise O’Keeffe finally received an apology fomr Enda Kenny after the European Court of Human Rights deemed the ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0131/501378-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-31-january-2014/?clipid=1406959
Later today senior management in Irish Water will appear before the Oireachtas Environment Committee to explain how it spent €50 million on consultants as revealed on this programme by Chief Executive John Tierney. So far €100 million has been spent setting up the company. The Irish Independent’s Environment Correspondent Paul Melia has seen EU tender documents which he says show some contracts were never sent to tender and he joined Sean this morning.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0114/497701-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-14-january-2014/?clipid=1393919
Paul Melia performs 'Hold on to the Colours' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The track is from his debut album of the same name - www.myspace.com/paulmeliamusic.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/programmes/2013/0410/380757-arena-wednesday-10-april-2013/?clipid=1048745
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