Every home to get €100 off their water bill

FRANCE-WATEREvery home in Ireland is due to get 100 euro off their water bill, according to new plans from the government.

The Irish Independent reports the tax relief may be extended to try to ease mounting pressure over the water charges, with more than 80 rallies planned against the fees tomorrow.

It's understood that everyone may qualify for the discount, regardless of the size of their bill.

A social welfare payment of 100 euro will now only be available to welfare recipients once they have paid their bill.