“One guard holding back the tide of anti water protesters, Clanbrassil st [Dublin], now!”
“I warned the department at a high level meeting that it was going to be an unmitigated disaster if there was not enough engagement with the public and that has proven to be the case,” he said.
The former minister [Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd] refused to apportion individual blame for the shortcomings he identified.
“This is not about personalities,” he told the Irish Independent. “It is about bringing about real change in Irish Water. This organisation has to change its ways right now and listen to the people.”
Mr O’Dowd said people felt “angry and intimidated” after receiving their sign up packs in the post, requesting copies of PPS numbers.
He said it was clear there was “an intense dislike of the whole process”.