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Hard-working parents face being swept away by greedy agenda of Irish Water

Published 07/08/2014 | 02:30

Government doesn’t value adequately the selfsacrifices of mothers and fathers
Government doesn’t value adequately the selfsacrifices of mothers and fathers

Back in my boarding school days, the most boring feature of the week was lengthy sermons preached from the pulpit. They started with a biblical reference, "My text for today is taken from the gospel according to ... "

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At which point my mind would wander off towards my own selfish problems. Today's column could be a single theme discourse from the Book of Revelations, chapter 21, verse 6. That reference to the "water of life" is about a profound analogy between the vital perpetual necessity of water and symbol of the Holy Spirit. My take is to emphasise how fundamental water is to our daily family life. Politicians have grossly underestimated householders' reaction to the latest set of water tariffs.

The daily conveyor belt of news, relayed through varied media channels, contains lots of important international and domestic events. Each news report sees urgent new news replace perceived stale news. Then along comes a matter that isn't just interesting or important, but actually impacts directly on everybody. Wow, that affects me - my standard and cost of living.

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