Water charges.

Forty years after Fianna Fail abolished domestic rates, water charges are at the centre of a deal to form a government. But what is the cost of abolishing them? Is it too late to abolish Irish Water and what about the fundamental question the people might not like water charges, but the people can be wrong. Is that their right?

Gerry O’Regan, columnist and former editor with the Irish Independent.

Colm Keena, Legal affairs correspondent with the Irish Times.

Eamon O’Cuiv, Fianna Fail TD for Galway West.

Richard Tol, Professor of Economics at the university of Sussex.