A government deal that is written on water

A government deal that is written on water
Enda Kenny and Michael Martin will be sick talking about water Pic: iStock

The last two months of haggling over Irish Water just compounded the mistakes made in its establishment

So, it was all about water. Water and one-upmanship. Eight weeks of foot dragging and pious rhetoric about new politics. All designed to camouflage the real purpose. It has been a demonstration of the worst of old politics. Political posturing pretending to offer a choice of minority governments when, in reality, what has been going on is jockeying for advantage in preparation for the next general election.

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