by Our Environment Staff – Jawn Waters
THE COUNTRY’s largest drain, Irish Water, is now well on course to receive millions of additional euros over the lifetime of the new minority government, according to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Speaking in Dáil Éireann yesterday, the Taoiseach reminded TDs that the Drain was uniquely designed so that tax-payers could pour unlimited amounts of money down it, without any of it ever coming back.
“If you look across Europe, I think you’ll find that no other country can rival Ireland when it comes to wasting money on this scale,” said Mr Kenny. “Millions have already been diverted to expensive Drain experts and lobbyists who have been paid a fortune – all of which has depleted public funds.”
In response to questions from Opposition deputies, the Taoiseach said: “As a nation, we can be truly proud of the Irish Water Drain which is currently recognized internationally as a bottomless pit. Indeed, our early forecasts of €100m going through it have already been exceeded – and that’s before any EU fines for not introducing domestic water charges.”