Irish Water: chancing our arm won’t work any more
Eurostat’s verdict on Irish Water, which exposed months of ministerial bluster, is a disaster for communities hoping for much-needed infrastructure to end sewage pollution
The EU ruling that keeps Irish Water on the state’s books represents a disaster for most of the 44 towns, which have raw sewage pumping into their rivers, lakes and beaches. Just eight of them are currently in Irish Water’s €1.3 billion capital investment plan, which runs until the end of next year
The rest had been waiting for the next €5.5 billion investment programme, which was due to be delivered between 2017 and 2021....
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