An Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky rescue helicopter flew over Dundalk when Taoiseach Enda Kenny made a whistle-stop tour on Tuesday evening, but it couldn’t rescue the country’s leader when he was confronted by Mr Frank Watters in his mobility scooter.
Mr Watters tackled the Taoiseach about doing away with the mobility allowance. “How are we supposed to live,” he asked.
But the Taoiseach was confident enough about the water charges even though his partners in Government, the Labour Party ministers were meeting in Dublin at the same time, and could not decide on anything.
“It is an issue we are working over and we will make sure it is as affordable as possible,” he said, “so that Irish Water can provide infrastructure to deal with treatment works and the leaking of 40 per cent of the water supply.”
He confirmed - as reported in last week’s Dundalk Democrat - that the Narrow Water bridge project is still alive and it will be raised at the June meeting of the North-South ministerial meeting which will be chaired by himself.