A steady drip-feed of delays

Successive Fianna Fáil-led governments failed to grapple with adequate funding for the country’s water infrastructure in the boom years.

2nd July, 2011
A steady drip-feed of delays
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Successive Fianna Fáil-led governments failed to grapple with adequate funding for the country’s water infrastructure in the boom years.

While the Green Party pushed its plan for water metering during three-and-a half years in coalition, the day of its introduction was postponed until 2012 at the earliest.

Ireland remains the only EU country without some form of domestic water charges, either flat rate or metering, although 200,000 households (mainly in rural areas)...

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