No problem too small
TWO news reports today epitomise a lack of urgency and ingenuity in a country trying to fight its way out of recession. Cars whizz along the M50 motorway under the shadow of a lofty symbol of an inherent inability, in both central and local government, to respond promptly to problems which affect members of the public.
A massive water tower which was built in our most recent year of optimism, 2007, at a cost of almost €3m and part of a wider €23m development, was supposed to hold five million litres of water which would contribute to the supply in Meath, north Dublin and parts of the city.
Without going into the reasons, detailed elsewhere, why this giant, inefficient mushroom has so far wilted, work is about to begin which will hopefully get the water tower working efficiently by the end of the year. Three years late.