AN umbrella body for businesses in Ireland has called for the implementation of water charges to avoid the chaos of the winter thaw crisis in future. Chambers Ireland, which encompasses 6 member chambers of commerce and trade representing over 13, businesses, said charging for water would fund future investment in water supply and infrastructure.
Calls to introduce water charges
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