Paul Melia: You'll need your sandbags and wellies this winter
HANG on to your sandbags and wellies, you're going to need them this winter.
The Office of Public Works (OPW) has a big pot of gold, but nothing to spend it on. Building museums and upgrading public parks is out of the question.
This €480m war chest is earmarked for bricks and mortar for flood defences needed across the country. But a lack of forward planning means there are few to build.