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Lise Hand: Purified poop for the 'price of a pint' but the Brigade's still giving out yards

Published 08/02/2012 | 05:00

NOPE. They're still not happy. Even if -- along with slashing the registration fee by a whopping 45 scoots -- Phil 'Fiver' Hogan threw in a box of Roses and free entry to a draw for a fortnight's holiday on the Algarve, the Septic Tank Brigade would still be giving out yards.

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Never mind that the roars of protest over the new septic tank laws succeeded in an abrupt U-bend, sorry, U-turn from Big Phil Hogan, the man now saddled with the glamorous moniker of Minister for Septic Tanks, who confirmed yesterday that the fee would now be a mere €5 as opposed to the proposed €50. Never mind that city-slickers have become far too familiar for their own comfort with hitherto exotic terms such as "de-sludge" and "grey water".

Never mind all that. Deputy Mattie McGrath, Commode-ant in Chief of the Septic Tank Brigade, is still on the warpath.

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