Tuesday June 2, 2020

Mary Regan: Irish Water fiasco could drown Fianna Fáil

The party must choose between its current populist stance and a fiscally responsible one – and might lose out either way

5th March, 2017
Irish Water HQ on Talbot Street

So now we know the answer to the eternal question of Irish politics: what’s the difference between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael? The wilful wastage of water, it seems.

Despite putting in place an expert commission to take the politics out of the issue followed by an Oireachtas committee to reach “consensus” on it, there is still no end to the wearisome war over water. If anything, it’s escalating....

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