Wednesday 18 October 2017

Gene Kerrigan: Time to say thanks to the 'sinister fringe'

We should recognise and applaud the public service carried out by the water charge protesters

By Tom Halliday
By Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

In recent days, many from the political and social gentry have been agonising about Irish Water. We've heard what TDs and ministers have to say. Academics and other experts, lowly columnists and startlingly well-paid broadcasters have all had their turn.

Even the Taoiseach has had a little public moan about it, while he was in the USA to assure Apple that we don't want a single cent of that €13bn it owes us.

Busiest of all have been the Fine Gael TDs, leaking gossip about internal party rows resulting from their desire for fairness.

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