Saturday 25 March 2017

Kevin Doyle: Old politics of Cowen and Coveney sparked water crisis

Anti-water charges protesters make their way down Dublin’s O’Connell St in February. Photo: Frank McGrath
Anti-water charges protesters make their way down Dublin’s O’Connell St in February. Photo: Frank McGrath
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

In years to come people will speak about the battle to stop water charges as though it was a massive civil rights movement.

Images of thousands of people marching through towns around Ireland will be used to immortalise the story about how Phil Hogan and the Labour Party tried to con the country.

And most likely the next generation will ask why? Why were we so set against a charge that is common in most other civilised places?

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