Irish water charges – Research



As part of this CA for Media, Discourse & Analysis – we as a group are required to create a video about a current issue in Ireland. The video may contain archive content under fair usage, such as images, audio and video. The video must also contain original footage shot by ourselves, as well as all content in the video being edited by ourselves. The piece must reflect on what we have discussed in the module over the course of this semester.

The curent issue in Ireland we are considering basing this video on, is the current discussion about the introduction of water charges. As such, we are carrying out research on the topic and familiarizing ourselves with the debate and what kind of news stories have all ready been presented on it. The following are a collection of articles and videos we are currently studying:

Articles on water charge in Ireland

Ireland to charge water for first time – National Geographic – 10/02/12:

Minister for Environment Phil Hogan announces Irish Water to be subsidiary of Bord Gais – 18/04/12:

Group to fight water charges – Irish Examiner – 19/04/12

Taoseach rebuffs queries on water charges – – 23/04/12:

Pay water charges or be cut off – -23/04/12:

Ministers apology over water meter confusion – – 23/04/12:


Putting Media, Discourse and Analysis into practice…

BGLProductions & BeGrandLike Productions is a 4th Year Creative Media group project (2011 – 2012), for the Media, Discourse & Analysis module in DKiT.

We aim to develop a fictional media piece based on a current issue in Ireland – incorporating the different elements of media discourse and analysis we have examined over the course of the previous few months.

BGL Productions is a group effort consisting of the efforts of 4th year Creative meadia students James Butterly, Siobhan Gallagher and Eamonn Cahill.

Stay tuned! 🙂