Wednesday 18 October 2017

Sarah Carey: The real Irish Water story is how they’re going to sell it on

IRISH politics is a continuous cycle of squawking about some supposed scandal, to which the government responds in patronising tones.

Then something else happens, and the squawking moves on. Mostly, I ignore the opportunistic attention-seeking of all involved, but this Irish Water thing is bugging me.

I don’t mind the meters. No one appreciates anything when it’s free. Charging for water is the only way to get people to repair leaks and stop flushing their toilet at the drop of a hat.

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