Inconvenient truths and the Irish Water saga
A cynic will tell you that 99pc of all statistics only tell about 49pc of the story. A bit like beauty, they seem to vary according to the eye of the beholder.
In the case of the Eurostat report - which drove a tank over whatever foothold the Government had on credibility regarding Irish Water - the Coalition is now fighting back.
Who is to say that the bureaucrats in Brussels didn't make a few mistakes in their calculations? But the Irish Water farce goes way beyond figures in a margin.