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Until last week I would have welcomed a smart meter into my home with gratitude – now I am not so convinced

Ellen Coyne


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'I certainly would have thought that this generation of politicians would be more judicious about if, when and how they started putting meters of any kind in people’s homes — particularly during an energy crisis'

'I certainly would have thought that this generation of politicians would be more judicious about if, when and how they started putting meters of any kind in people’s homes — particularly during an energy crisis'

'I certainly would have thought that this generation of politicians would be more judicious about if, when and how they started putting meters of any kind in people’s homes — particularly during an energy crisis'

In a house somewhere in Dublin, a large dog is leading a revolt against energy companies. The home is apparently next on the list for an infamous smart meter. But our canine comrade, understood to be about as tall as myself when on his hind legs, is remonstrating fiercely against it.

Each time the beleaguered men from the energy company come to install the more advanced meter, they’re met at the garden gate by the kind of snarling and barking that hardly makes the doomed venture seem worthwhile. And would you believe, each time this happens the dog’s owner seems to be otherwise engaged and completely unable to hear the savage ruckus outside the front door.


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