Saturday 25 February 2017

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

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

Alan Kelly
Alan Kelly

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

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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