A government deal that is written on water

The last two months of haggling over Irish Water just compounded the mistakes made in its establishment

24th April, 2016
Enda Kenny and Michael Martin will be sick talking about water Pic: iStock

So, it was all about water. Water and one-upmanship. Eight weeks of foot dragging and pious rhetoric about new politics. All designed to camouflage the real purpose. It has been a demonstration of the worst of old politics. Political posturing pretending to offer a choice of minority governments when, in reality, what has been going on is jockeying for advantage in preparation for the next general election.

The Fine Gael cave-in on Irish Water is...

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