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  1. Mister Mister

    Jaysus, at this stage I’ll campaign for an end to water charges myself if it stops the ongoing stupidity and hysteria around it.

        1. Disasta

          We don’t pay twice but the problem is that the money from taxes will not be spent fixing the ancient leaky system delivering the water which is a vast waste expensive clean water.

          It’ll be spent on money we don’t owe and other such things.

          1. Clampers Outside!

            Can you provide proof of what tax you paid that is used directly to pay for the water to date? You can’t…. and neither can the govt? Oh, OK, I see.

            The only reason we don’t pay water rates is because FF cancelled them in a cynical move to win an election in the 1970s. And because of that, the system was let rot for decades because there was no direct funding for it.
            So, this idea of ‘we pay twice’ is bullcrap, plain and simple.

            We weren’t paying for it at all!

            We’ve been stealing coffers from other taxes raised else where to maintain it since FF abolished water rates.

        2. Rob_G

          The current budget deficit is running at about €1Bn a month, so it could be argued that we aren’t even paying for our water once at the minute…

          1. Rep

            Its as if people honestly think that if this charge was scrapped, the money that would have come from it would not be taken from either a new tax increase or some sort of cut somewhere else. Have people forgotten that we are losing millions each week?

          2. Niallo

            Ah, that would be needed to cover the €64bn a$$ ramming we got a few years ago from bailing out the banks that we are still paying for.
            Oh, well that makes it alright then, we all partied right ?
            I didnt…

      1. ReproBertie

        Education – funded through central taxation, school users pay extra
        Public transport – subsidised through central taxation, users pay extra
        Health – funded through central taxation, users pay extra

        These are all OK but water is not. Can you explain why Walter?

  2. Stewart Curry

    When I was in Irish college the Bean an Ti used to recycle the milk from the cereal. As in, she’d put the left over milk from our cornflakes through a sieve and serve it the next day. Also, there was a “one shower a week” rule.

    I’m sure they’ll find a way to cope.

    1. Spud

      Why does anyone leave ‘left over’ milk in their cereal bowl?
      That’s the tastiest part!
      Or just use less milk ffs!!!

      I’ve no time for such cereal offenders…

  3. CousinJack

    There was always going to be unforeseen impacts from going from no water charges to some of the most expensive in Europe.
    I wonder what the consequence will be for recycled materials, as lots of recycleable materials will be contaminated as many peole will no longr wash thm before going in the green bin
    There is no water shortage in dublin, just a failure to mainatin basic infrastructure
    It sounds like the government are going to introduce reliefs to water charges for the old and those on welfare, whicgh effectively means taht working families will have to carry even greater burden (and as shown working families have taken the biggest hits from austerity).
    I’m off to learn Norwegian

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