The government is on the run and is desperately trying to get us to buy into water charges. They have cut the charges to take off the heat but as soon as the protest movement dies down, they can be increased again.
We should keep up the pressure until water charges are scrapped.
Words are cheap and so the Labour Minister, Alan Kelly, and Irish Water’s John Tierney were told by their PR advisors to say ‘sorry’. But the overall message from the FG-Labour government is that we are still going to try and bully you.