Budget bounce crushed by ongoing water woes

Fianna Fáil fails to take advantage as independents and smaller parties scoop up support.

26th October, 2014

Question: how do you spoil the positive impact of the first non-austerity budget in years?

**Answer:** start the process of charging people for water at pretty much the same time, and then make a pig’s ear of managing a series of negative PR issues regarding its implementation and the costs of its administration.

During the austerity years the Irish public often moaned about their circumstances, but never to the extent that they physically...

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