Irish Water my ass! It was purely a vehicle for selling off our water, just like the forests, gas etc. Thank Christ the left stopped that from happening. As for kowtowing, the evidence suggests that Haughey did not kowtow in political matters, such as the north. Cowen, Lenihan, Inda and Noonan took the soup over the banking debts. I firmly believe that Haughey would have known that we could play hard-ball and win. If the EU had risked a run on our banks, that run would have continued to Paris and Berlin within an hour. They could never have taken that chance. We had them by the balls and we buckled meekly.