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Published 28/01/2014 | 02:30

Fianna Fail Environment Spokesperson Barry CowenTD speaking to media in relation to Irish Water on the Plinth of Leinster House,Dublin.
Fianna Fail Environment Spokesperson Barry CowenTD speaking to media in relation to Irish Water on the Plinth of Leinster House,Dublin.

'DEMOCRATIC revolution' how are you? Forget all the highfalutin talk in the Programme for Government about "breaking from the past and starting anew". Nothing has fundamentally changed under Fine Gael and Labour.

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In that extraordinarily self- congratulatory Programme for Government, the Coalition promised to be guided by Albert Einstein's words, "learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow". Instead, it simply repeats the mistakes of 'yesterday'.

For the HSE over a decade ago, read Irish Water today. The parallels are striking.

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