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Voters have been taken for fools once again by this government

The Government’s indifference to the wishes of the people embodies an arrogance not seen for quite some time.

The setting up of Irish Water is costing us several million of euro every month and is the biggest white elephant we have. It is also acknowledged that operating expenditure per connection in Ireland is more than twice the average of UK companies. Irish Water has twice the number of staff it needs and, according to the ESRI, this extra expenditure will cost households an additional €2 billion by 2025 when the arrangement ends.

In 2011, many people thought they were voting for change. Enda Kenny promised us a new democratic revolution and pledged to end cronyism and quangos. Both he and Eamonn Gilmore promised full services to Roscommon Hospital. Gilmore further promised there would be no water charges if he were elected to government, but in less than three months after taking office, Gilmore sanctioned water charges, and blamed the troika.

Many of us know already these promises were disingenuous, and merely a ploy to get elected, treating the public as fools once again.

It is reported that of 1,354 board appointments in this government’s lifetime only 650 were publicly advertised, and 21% of those were filled by the public. Does this mean that the remainder are unfilled? Or have they been filled by the boys -- something Kenny had campaigned against, and had promised to eliminate?

Brian Dolan

Shannon Lodge

Carrick-on-Shannon

Co Leitrim


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