Sinead Ryan: What did you think was going to happen with rubbish idea, Minister?
The devil, as they say, is in the detail. In making his bells and whistles announcement last month, gleefully binning bin charges for household recyclers, Environment Minister Simon Coveney may well have thought he was pulling a fast one.
Rewarding families for being green has resulted in extra charges being piled on by bin operators on waste and brown bins to recoup the cost of his surprise.
What did the minister think would happen? These are private companies in business to make a profit.