Fine Gael feels the drip-drip effect of Irish Water

As the Commission on Irish Water releases its findings, nervous politicians differ on what to do with the ‘dead cat’

4th December, 2016
Paul Murphy has been very vocal in his efforts to get water charges crushed

For a body that was set up to take the politics out of Irish Water, the expert commission which reported this week is handing politicians one of their most difficult tasks in recent years, and one which will have a significant bearing on the next election.

Having vested so much in the issue over recent years, it will be hard for any party to do as Simon Coveney requested this week, namely to “move from...

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