Wednesday 22 February 2017

Water charges hard to swallow

Published 28/07/2010 | 05:00

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

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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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