Saturday January 18, 2020

Book review: In Deep Water: How People, Politics and Protests Sank Irish Water by Michael Brennan

Going deep into the messy story behind Irish Water

6th October, 2019
Members of the Dublin 15 branch of the Anti Austerity Alliance protest beside Irish Water workers installing water meters Pic: Rollingnews

Politics: In Deep Water: How People, Politics and Protests Sank Irish Water, By Michael Brennan, Mercier Press, €18.95

Arthur Guinness has a good claim to be the patron saint of Irish water protesters. In 1775, Dublin Corporation billed him for the H2O from two illegal pipes that were supplying what is now St James’s Gate brewery. When workers arrived to disconnect him, the records show, they were confronted by a furious owner who...

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