Sir, At the recent Labour Party conference Eamon Gilmore stated yet again that the Household Charge was part of the Troika bailout package. I wonder if the Troika ordered the 'we will chase you down'' threats about collecting the charge - even when you die they will get their pound of flesh.
Then came the news of the water charges and again the statement that it's all part of the Troika bailout. The public received sketchy information, one minister saying one thing and another saying something totally different.
I know the Fine Gael/labour Government inherited a bad lot from the last Government, God knows they have told us often enough, but after a year in power that excuse is becoming tiresome and by now they should have claimed ownership and responsibility of the situation and stop using excuses.
Any day now we will start hearing the Government's sales patter on the Fiscal Compact and how important a 'yes' vote is going to be for us Gilmore stated in his speech at his conference that the fiscal compact is part of the 'solution', so does that mean they know what the solution is? And if so, why haven't they told us about it? It doesn't make sense that the fiscal compact would be part of an unknown solution, does it? Sincerely, Noel Mccormack, Mountcollins, Abbeyfeale.