Irish Water's not dead, it's just resting
Not for the first occasion in the lifetime of this Government, Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch sprang unbidden to mind during Leaders' Questions in the Dáil. The Taoiseach was on his feet, doing his utmost to persuade an incredulous opposition that Irish Water isn't deceased at all.
It's only resting, or stunned, protested a poker-faced Enda. Or maybe it's simply pining for the fjords.
Micheál Martin and Mary Lou McDonald took it in turns to metaphorically bang Irish Water against the table-tops and remonstrate that in fact the utility company is indeed off the twig. That it has kicked the bucket, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible.