Sunday 22 October 2017

Water charges hard to swallow

ON principle, Irish people paying for water seems like Hawaiians paying for wave power.

I imagine any of the thousands of tourists whose Irish visit has been ruined by inclement weather has chuckled heartily at the idea.

Your political editor reports the rollout cost of water-metering is between €500m and €600m for 1.1 million homes, an average of €500 per household.

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