MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Our populism is not rooted in racism but water charges

It’s all designed to boost the entity purveying the populism rather than the cohort it’s aimed at, writes Michael Clifford.

We have a crumbling water infrastructure, no incentive to conserve, and the 19th century practice of pouring human waste directly into the sea.

Sign in or register for FREE to continue enjoying and to comment on our great range of opinion writers

Not a member yet? Register here

Related Articles

Latest: Houses will be given time to fix leaks before excess water charges, says Minister

Group water subsidy per house to go as high as €281

People Before Profit warning of more water protests if Government change free allowance rules

Sinn Fein dismiss suggestions they are to blame for delay in water charge refunds

More in this Section

What did social media users expect?

The politician who can fix health service

Breaking Stories

Someone in Ireland is quarter of a million euro richer this morning; Check your tickets

One man has died and another injured following single vehicle collision in Kerry

Judges bill is ‘a dog’s dinner’, says Attorney General

Green Party plan to 'triple seats' and 'steer the country in a more sustainable direction'


New father’s life ‘changed forever’ after he was run over by surgeon

The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner