Unfounded? December 11, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
On another issue, the experts conclude that “there was no evidence available that any party is in favour of privatisation of Irish Water now or in the future”. It even states that, even though unfounded concerns about privatisation “contributed to the creation of a climate of uncertainty and mistrust and represents a barrier to making progress”.
So, “as part of a process of settling the water issue”, the experts recommend what in effect would be a reassurance referendum to amend the Constitution to prohibit the privatisation of water supply.
They don’t address the complexities of drafting such a referendum. They merely say that “the adoption of a suitable constitutional provision on public ownership of water services be more fully addressed by the Special Oireachtas Committee, as part of its deliberations”.
Having seen the privatisation of waste collection services in the last twenty years I find it hard to understand why the potential privatisation of water services is ‘unfounded’. Some of those parties who say they are against the privatisation of water services are the very same as those who oversaw the privatisation of waste collection.