Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael do not want election over water

Inside Politics: The committee on water’s report will bear no similarity to legislation

Paul Murphy: a very effective politician. Photograph: The Irish Times

Paul Murphy: a very effective politician. Photograph: The Irish Times

We are making you an unrepeatable offer this morning.

We are going to pass on some of the expertise we have gleaned on the water charges. We guarantee the results. You will send your friends into a stupor while explaining the difference between excessive use and wilful waste - or the merits of the per-household calculation versus the per-person calculation.

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