While You Were Sleeping

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Leave her car alone.

Fupping Marxists.

Ministers arriving at government buildings, Merrion Street, Dublin this morning for an EMERGENCY dawn cabinet meeting over water charge changes.

From top: Michael Noonan; Brendan Howlin and Joan Burton

Irish Water’s Govt subvention to be reduced by €60m (RTÉ)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

21 thoughts on “While You Were Sleeping

  1. Chris

    “Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said water charges will be as low as is feasible as people are at the edge of their ability.”

    And again I say that once they get us to agree to ANY extra payment for water, then we’re only haggling over how much!

    1. JimmytheHead

      bingo chris. this just shows the complete lack of foresight and research into feasibility that was done before hand, or not done and steamrolled into law in this case

      1. ReproBertie

        It’s not a standard rate. It’s a maximum payment cap. The meter could mean paying less than the cap depending on usage.

        1. stoneruile

          The IT today had a nice breakdown of the average person’s water useage. Needless to say, no one will be paying less. Also they say “indefinitely” and until 2018 in the same sentence. They must think people are thick. Also, there is a provision in the water act for the sale of Irish water with the agreement of two ministers. There is no legislation preventing it. At all.

          1. Zynks

            If that provision for sale of IW is true, this deserves a dedicated thread. Do you have a link or further info?

          2. delta V

            At least there are two; Michael Woods signed the blank cheque to indemnify the catholic church without any debate, oversight or agreement of anyone else. On his last day before summer holliers. Gobshïte.

          3. stoneruile

            Vincent Browne read it on the show last night. It hasn’t got any coverage today strangely enough. Irish Water can be sold at the stroke of a pen.

  2. Blonto

    Look at those grungy protestors hassling poor Joanie again…..wait a minute…….it’s the grungy press. Still. Call the guards. Disgraceful behaviour.

    1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

      I’ve a feeling a lot of the violent protesters wouldn’t bother their holes being there at 7am to fling their bricks or whatever else might be handy around Merrion Street. Gold bars, probably, or bottles of Moet.

    2. Frilly Anne Keane Water Molester

      Funny that.

      But I dont see any Pro Irish Water protesters there either
      ( save for those who we’re paying to turn up for work)

      In fact were are all the Pro side?

      I’ve yet to see them march.

  3. zynks

    This whole thing is one of the biggest boo-boos ever by an Irish government. They knew they had a tough task at hand since the start of the government that would require massive public support, but instead of communicating the issues at hand, they lost touch with the public and are being lead by a guy that lacks any communications skills and has a phobia of cameras and debates. What a joke.

  4. Chris

    I saw this on Scott Adams’ blog. I think it fits with the government’s attitude right now:
    “We live in a Republic, not a democracy, so politicians have a legal right to ignore the will of the people. “

  5. Disasta

    Would all our problems go away if Fine Gael went away? No

    People try to do the best they can with what they’ve got when in government.

    These people did not do the best they could with what they had.

    They should be gone.

    Their salaries should be performance based too and they should sweet FA at this stage.

  6. Soundings

    Minister Brendan Howlin said this morning

    “We want to have a sustainable path that is not based, as often political decisions in the past were based on short-termism, get us over today’s bump but to actually put in an infrastructure that in 10,20,50 years, we’ll be as proud of Irish Water as we are of the ESB, Bord Na Mona or the other fine state institution”

    He said this as he made his way into the Cabinet meeting this morning where they signed off on the short-term solution to get them over today’s bump.

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