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Paul Melia: The question Eurostat asks is: who controls Irish Water?

Published 31/07/2015 | 02:30

Alan Kelly
Alan Kelly

The Government's ham-fisted attempt to keep water borrowings off the national debt has backfired spectacularly.

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Despite repeated assertions that the company would comply with Eurostat rules, it now appears that the problems with Irish Water are more pronounced than merely getting payment rates up.

In a detailed decision paper, the European statistical agency sets out the reasons why the utility is not independent of the State.

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