Wednesday January 29, 2020

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
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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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