Householders who paid their water charges are to get the cash back.
According to the Irish Independent Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have reached a deal which would see families receive refunds of up to €325.
A special Dail committee has given parties until later today to decide if we should be charged for excessive use.
It follows a week of turmoil on the issue - Enda Kenny insists Fine Gael will not bring in any laws to scrap all domestic water charges because it would be illegal.
However Sinn Féin's Eoin O'Broin says that's not the case: "The Taoiseach comments are completely bogus. Scotland has no domestic water charges and they are fully compliant with EU law, the north of Ireland has no domestic water charges and they are fully compliant with EU law.
He added: "So as long as we meet the environmental objectives contained in EU legislation which Sinn Fein believed we can, the issue of charges is irrelevant."
It could cost €162 million to pay the money back.