We've been leaking a fortune due to inefficient water meters
The EU Commission has not taken legal action against others who do not levy water charges, writes Willie O'Dea
Now that Fine Gael's night of the rubber knives has passed off without incident, the great pretenders must spend another month or two courting support on the rubber chicken circuit while they wait for Enda Kenny to hand over the written permission slip required to allow them to actually challenge him.
Last week's most watery of heaves reminds us of Phil Hogan's other watery legacy: those hundreds of thousands of useless water meters installed across the country.
I have been ankle deep in them as the Oireachtas Joint Committee On The Future Funding Of Domestic Water Services heard evidence from - and questioned - officials from the EU Commission and the Scottish and Welsh water authorities.