Friday June 5, 2020

Water comes back to haunt a creaky coalition

As the old Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil animosity returns, the confidence and supply agreement is looking more and more like a temporary little arrangement

9th April, 2017
Simon Coveney thought he had a deal on water charges PIc: RollingNews

If there was one example that symbolised the utter shambles politicians created over water charges last week, it was waking up a man on his holidays in Japan in the early hours (Tokyo time) of last Thursday morning. Senior counsel David Nolan was being sought by Oireachtas water committee chair Pádraig Ó Céidigh in Dublin who wanted to know if a string of amendments to its latest draft report complied with EU law....

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