In Reply to: Irish Water posted by Maura on March 02, 2016 at 22:16:30:
This Irish water discussion is severe media hype, and certainly the media have got to a new low in their interpretation of what has been said by Barry Cowen and Simon Coveney. Neither said that people should not pay their bills. Quite the opposite in fact. If you want to break the law, that is your choice, but paying for water is the law of the land. Paying for car tax is also a law, so should you refuse to pay? If you paid income tax at say 50% and the government of the day reduces it to 48% (some hope!), should you get a refund? Let's get real here.
In my opinion, we should let the political parties get down to their negotiations and ban the media from making up stories and trying to catch people making mistakes. Let's catch them doing things right and give them the time and space to get on with it.