Indeed, the likes of Catherine Murphy, Mick Wallace, Claire Daly have done great work in uncovering shady dealings by this govt. You keep funding that quango like a good lad. Loads of fat cats are relying on you.Right. So the water charges are going to John Tierney and Denis O'Brien.Other taxes!Mike, do you believe this type of stuff, or just type it for a laugh?Why should water be free? Why? I don't understand this?
Who paid for it prior to Irish Water being set-up? If you know who and where they are, can you ask them to come back?
Its a form of tax. Country needs money and collects it through various taxes and charges.
Its actually ridiculous how there has been absolutely no debate about how to raise this money if Water Charges are abolished.
If people thought Motor Tax would increase, or Dole would decrease, or USC would increase if there was no water charges, then we might have a reasoned debate - instead you'd think its a choice between paying for water or paying nothing! Not to mention the "we already pay for our water through other tax" childish nonsense
Prior to Irish Water, how was the public water system funded?
More money is needed to improve the water infrastructure. Has to be done. Has to be paid for.
It's a new tax. It's a pain in the hole. Nobody likes paying or enjoys paying tax. But most realise its necessary to be able to provide services.
How do you think the taxes should be raised? Let someone else pay for it?
Infrastructure is way down the list of priorities. Irish Water is another HSE style quango. If you're foolish enough to want to fund the likes of John Tierney's bonus and Dennis O Brien's offshore bank account then good luck to you. Plenty of rational people see it for the heist it is. Consultants, bonuses, gym, charging systems, meter installation contracts were all put ahead of infrastructure improvements. None so blind etc.
That's even worse than going to the politicians!
How did they expect to get away with it! Thank god for PBP/AAA for highlighting this ruse. It's no wonder they're entitled to get their legal fees paid by us taxpayers given the service their providing