More watery logic from the government

If the government’s water policy was a dog’s dinner before the summer, then it increasingly resembles the by-product of that dog’s dinner now.

22nd August, 2015
More watery logic from the government

Last month, the European Statistical Agency (Eurostat) ruled that the plan to keep Irish Water off the state’s balance sheet – one of the biggest reasons behind the utility’s creation in the first place – was a non-runner. In truth, the off-balance sheet status for IW’s borrowings has been in doubt since the package of reforms announced by environment minister Alan Kelly last autumn. That the EU ruling still came as a shock to the...

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