Former Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, who was responsible for the introduction of the Irish Water aberration, has now tried to put distance between his doing and the unholy mess that came after the utility’s inception.
According to Mr. Hogan, he was only following the Troika’s orders when he created the company, and that Minister Alan Kelly should now be accountable as he is the one currently in charge.
When questioned whether he felt responsible for the Irish Water mess, Mr. Hogan said: “I don’t agree it was a mess. I introduced what was required under the troika. And you’ll have to ask the Minister for the Environment Mr Kelly for the rest.”
Or, in other words, not my problem anymore.