[WATCH]: BGL News – Water Charges report

Hey guys! We know you all have been waiting with bated breath for this, so we’re happy to say the final edit of our fictional water charges report from BGL News is now available to view on YouTube (Watch it as many times as you like – and dont forget to ‘Like’!!!).

This video was created as part of college coursework for the Media, Discourse & Analysis module, 4th Year Creative Media, DKiT (Some footage sourced from rte.ie under fair use – we do not claim to own this sourced footage).

Hope you guys like it!:

To see sources of where research and statistics used in the video were taken, as well as some stills from shooting, check out some of the earlier BGL blog posts!

Slán go fóill! 🙂


More super research!…

Water charges

Water charges

Following some group discussions on what kind of news report our video would cover, we came to the realisation that while the household tax and the water charge are covered in Irish news media throughout both physical tabloids and broadsheets, and through occasional news story on the television – there is very little or very few official news broadcasts or video reports covering the two stories and available to view online.

House hold tax

House hold tax

With few news media broadcasts on the water charge therefore, we would have little to refer to, or sample video clips for our own video. Therefore we decided to incorporate news elements of both the household tax and the water charge, as they are very often referred to together in a report, while also providing us with sufficient online content to relate to. As can be seen in the following research links, we gathered information on both topics:

Graph on intentions to pay household tax before March deadline – cedarlounge.files.wordpress.com



Household charge paid by 805,000 before deadline – irishexaminer.com



One million still to pay household charge ahead of tonight’s deadline – irishtimes.com


One million still to pay household charge ahead of tonight’s deadline – independent.ie


790,000 registered for Household Charge – rte.ie

Links and tabs to RTE News broadcasts covering the two stories may also be seen here. Some footage from these broadcasts has been selected under (fair use) for use in our own news video – obtained by capturing the video from the screen and brought into the video edit.


Just over 3,000 pay household tax in Louth – argus.com