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•So, Mr Eamon O Cuiv TD is willing to go to jail rather than pay any new proposed septic tank charge (Irish Independent, August 27).

While a spell in the clink may be beneficial politically as his grandfather experienced, Mr O Cuiv was a minister in a government that allowed and encouraged a huge property bubble to destroy our country.

Before Mr O Cuiv goes down the Joe Higgins/Clare Daly route on rural charges, I would remind him that such charges for 440,000 septic tank owners were announced by the government of which he was a minister in October 2009 (see Irish Independent, Friday, October 30, 2009).

There was not a meg out of him then. Is this his Nice 1 moment?

Brendan Cafferty

Irish Independent