"The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies." Robert Conquest's Third Law of PoliticsIrish Water looks like one of those issues that's going to run and run - or leak and leak, depending on your preferred metaphor.
But here's a thought that should exercise the minds of our political masters and betters: just think what will happen when the first Irish Water bills arrive in January 2015, along with a severe winter the like of which we haven't seen since, oh, 2010?
Add large, unaffordable bills to thousands of burst pipes and you get... Political Chernobyl.
Best pray for global warming so.