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Monthly archive April, 2016
How can we Invest in Water Without Irish Water?

How can we Invest in Water Without Irish Water?

We all agree that investment in the water system is required. Most, though probably not all of us also agree that the water supply should remain in permanent public ownership in this country. The solution to the second of these points is very straightforward. First, we should hold a referendum seeking to change Article 10...
Accounting for the Water Charge

Accounting for the Water Charge

This analysis was conducted during the initial Dáil debates on Irish Water. It was done with a view to understanding how much money would be raised, net of the costs of raising it, that could be invested in upgrading the water system. The analysis is high-level, as the internal costings for Irish Water operations are...
After Round 3 of Voting Where Do We Stand?

After Round 3 of Voting Where Do We Stand?

Just out of the Chamber from round 3 of voting. Here’s broadly where it’s at: 1. With Sinn Féin off the pitch, the only 2 parties that can form a government are Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael (let’s hope that changes in future elections, but that’s what we’re dealing with for now); 2. A coalition...