Going into liquidation — 12 Comments

  1. The Irish Mafia is alive and kicking the people of Ireland. Could this be the event that starts the revolution?

    • "Could this be the event that starts the revolution?"  I doubt it.  It would take a national tragedy to get the Irish worked up.  Now maybe if we cancelled a Garth Brooks concert or two?

  2. Which is exactly what they did with prescripton charges, it started out at €0.50 per item, then it went up to €1.50 and now it is at €2.50 per item. Get it in and once people are used to forking out their cash, jack it up. Tossers. 

    • One of my big fears is that after a few years the company will be sold off to some anonymous conglomerate who will keep upping the cost to up their profits.

    • Welcome Joe!  I always take these figures with a pinch of salt.  The initial figures are always followed by an "adjustment" on some pretext or other.  They once abolished car tax here and replaced it with a "road fund licence" costing £10 per annum.  That "licence" now runs int the hundreds or even thousands for larger vehicles.  Draw your own conclusions…..

  3. 2.50 Euros per prescription item is cheap compared with English prices. It's just over £8 per item here. (Don't know the exact figure as I get the crumblies exemption.)

    • Can't comment either.   I'm stuck with a monthly bill of around €144 for prescriptions.  That hikes every year too.

    • Frank

      Most working people in Ireland pay full whack for medication. A medical card can keep it lower than £150 but over-all were far better off than in Ireland. Compared to Wales however it's a different matter! 

    • I thought it was about £7.80, but on checking I find that in March they jacked it up from £7.85 to £8.05 per item. Bastards…

  4. You can be guaranteed that this is purely a costly money gathering program. If the government were interested in improving the water quality and also the cost to the taxpayer they could have implemented a better strategy. I work at finding leaks and can pretty much guess that if they invested in finding and repairing leaks this would reduce the production costs dramatically. Over the last 2 years close to zero money has been spent on this and in the meantime the leaks are getting bigger and more numerous.  

    • Welcome Ray!  Of course it's a money gathering scheme.  As I pointed out, it's not shifting the burden but rather adding to it.  The EU couldn't give a damn about our water supply, but they do care how much cash they can skim off us.  They love this method as it guarantees a cashflow – pay up or lose your water – and the cost can be raised any time they wish.

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