Eoin O Broin: Fake water fight hides real issues

If Scotland and Northern Ireland can come up with a water model, so can we

12th March, 2017

The Irish government is about to be hauled before the European Court of Justice for breach of European Union water law.

This legal action has nothing to do with water charges or the Water Framework Directive. Forty waste water treatment plants across the state are in serious breach of the Urban Waste Water Directive. They are pumping raw sewage into our rivers and bays.

The European Commission enforcement action began back in 2012. At that...

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