Tuesday 17 January 2017

Inconvenient truths and the Irish Water saga

Published 06/08/2015 | 02:30

The figure to sustain a water supply to the country is conservatively put at just over €1bn annually (Stock image)
The figure to sustain a water supply to the country is conservatively put at just over €1bn annually (Stock image)

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.

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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.

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