Bruton says Irish Water will pass Eurostat test
Taoiseach says Government made mistakes
The test is whether or not there is a stream of income in excess of 50 per cent of the total funding which comes from funding other than the Government, ‘she said. “The Government’s subvention, in terms of Irish Water, is 44 percent, so we more than this to comfortably pass the test.” Ms Burton was replying in the Dáil today to Fianna Fáil spokesman on the environment Barry Cowen who said there was concern about the ability of Irish Water to borrow off the balance sheet to the extent that the Government wants. Mr Cowen asked what reassurance she had received from Eurostat that the revised Irish Water model would pass the test. He asked what “plan B” would be if the company failed to do so.
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Private investigator fined €5,000 for
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Spanish football club saves pensioner
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Israel’s move to lay
down fundamental law on Jewish state