‘Tick-tock. Enda Kenny is turning into a lame duck Taoiseach, deaf to the public clamour. He reached a nadir when he paused, in black tie en route to a party, and warned of a 4pc tax hike if water charges weren’t paid. I half expected him to snap “off with their heads” as he turned away.
Tick-tock. Two days of mass marching, and another day lined up for December – the sleeping giant of public opinion has been awakened and protests are growing. What a mistake that’s been for the Government.
Because this is about so much more than water charges now. This is a pent-up reaction gushing out against the double-dealing, greed, arrogance, cronyism and downright stupidity of an unfit-for-purpose political system.’