Sunday 19 November 2017

At work? On the dole? An employer? Better call Saul

Illustration: Tom Halliday
Illustration: Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

This is insane. When you look at the detail of what happened last week you have to wonder if the Taoiseach and several of his ministers have finally snapped.

Perhaps they're so obsessed with saving Irish Water they've become detached from reality. Either way, they don't appear to be dealing with a full deck.

First, the threat to take the Water Tax from the wages and dole of those who don't pay. This was supposed to be the 'gotcha' moment, when the Minister for Big Ideas, Alan Kelly, came up with a master plan.

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