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    Water Charges

    Water Charges

    As we’ve been hearing the water charges issue is being discussed at cabinet this morning. According to today’s Irish Independent the average annual bill for a family of two adults and two children will be €248. Fionnan Sheahan is group political editor with Independent Newspapers and he was with Sean this morning as was Fianna Fail’s environment spokesman Barry Cowen.
    Irish Water

    Irish Water

    It’s still only January and if this month is anything to go by the establishment of Irish Water is going to be one of the big political stories of 2014.  Already we’ve heard of the controversies over the rushed signing of the legislation to set it up in the first place, then there was the cost of consultancy fees, employee bonuses and more recently the issues over the transfer of staff from local authorities. Today the issue of over staffing is making the headlines with suggestions that the company’s 2,000 extra staff could cost householders up to €2 billion. Joining ...


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