Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

28 April 2005 Edition

No to water charges

28 April 2005

The British Government's proposals to introduce water charges in the Six Counties amount to a double taxation and will hit the least well off. If introduced and taken along with other rate increases, it will mean that in some cases people will be facing a 200% increase on what they pay at the moment. Free article

A suggestion for Bertie to solve the A&E crisis

28 April 2005

As we report this week, the Taoiseach told the Dáil that there were "zero" people on trolleys in the Accident and Emergency unit in Monaghan General Hospital. Bertie Ahern is correct. There is no one on a trolley there because the hospital has no A&E unit. Free article

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