Sunday 20 August 2017

Sarah Carey: We must do everything we can to ensure Irish Water does not go into private ownership

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, deputy leader Catherine Martin and chairman and justice spokesperson Roderic O'Gorman at the party's campaign launch for a referendum on the public ownership of water at the Hilton Hotel on the Grand Canal in Dublin
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, deputy leader Catherine Martin and chairman and justice spokesperson Roderic O'Gorman at the party's campaign launch for a referendum on the public ownership of water at the Hilton Hotel on the Grand Canal in Dublin
Irish Water boss John Tierney
Cork Water protest
The Government needs to tilt the balance against another monster anti-water charges rally on November 1.
Irish Water Managing Director John Tierney leaving a meeting in Leinster House, Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren
Sarah Carey

Sarah Carey

I doubt there was anyone who gave the Greens a harder time than me when they were in government.

By campaigning to Keep Fianna Fail Out of government in 2007, and then promptly putting them in, their electoral annihilation in 2011 seemed like mere justice.

However, having taken their beating I wasn’t entirely displeased to see them do pretty well during the local elections.

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