The long awaited demise of the much-hated utility that is Irish Water may come to pass sooner rather than later.
Born out of privatising greed and a patronizing pat in the back by European overseers, Irish Water’s protracted existence has been mired by scandals, mass popular revolts, eventually hallucinating a future that was never going to be.
Fianna Fail sources have pledged that the company will be scrapped within 6 months of the party taking office, replacing it with a ‘slimmed-down’ utility, while charges would be suspended for five years.
The party also pledged to restore funding to the Group Water scheme to precharge levels, which may garner support from rural Ireland.
A document released by the party said “Irish Water has failed to achieve basic public legitimacy, has diverted resources away from the water infrastructure and does not have the capacity to focus on its most important tasks.”
Meanwhile, acting Minister for Agriculture and Fine Gael diehard Simon Coveney keeps defending Irish Water to the bitter end, saying “We have an entity that is now functioning and it would be huge mistake to do something that is popular but wrong.”