Those of you fortunate enough not to live in this blighted country may not be aware that we have a new water board.
If goes under the imaginative name of Irish Water.
This is the company that is going to try to relieve us of yet more taxes by order of Brussels
They announced yesterday that it had cost €100 million to set up the company which seems a tad excessive.
But they announced that over half that went on "consultants' fees".
What the fuck?
How in the name of blue fuck is it even possible to spend fifty million on consultants? How many consultants were there? How can anyone justify fees at that level?
They could employ a thousand nurses for that level of cash, or they could employ a hundred nurses for ten years?
They could reinstate the carers' grant that was cut in the budget, and still have change?
How many schools could they refurbish for that?
Closer to home, how many leaking pipes could they fix for that kind of money?
And where are they going to recoup this expenditure? Why, they are going to load it onto the water bills so we are supposed to pay.
They can go fuck themselves.
They want to charge me for water that is heavily contaminated with chemicals so it tastes like dog piss [or rather what I imagine dog piss would taste like], and that has so low a pressure that it barely makes it up to the roof top tank? And now they want me to pay extra so they can line the pockets of their pals with "consultants' fees"?
I am quite looking forward to the day when they try and install my meter.
Blood will flow.