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Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted to keep its promises - Maurice Quinlivan TD

18 March, 2016 - by Maurice Quinlivan TD


Reports that Fianna Fáil is planning to pursue householders who have not paid the unfair water charges shows that the party cannot be trusted to keep its promises, says Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan.

“Fianna Fáil in Government paved the way for water charges. Then, when it became clear that there was huge opposition to placing this unfair burden on hard-pressed householders, they suddenly rowed-in to oppose them,” Quinlivan said.

“In their election manifesto they pledged to 'end the failed water charges regime' and yet today they are outlining how they want to take unpaid water bills from citizens' salary and social welfare payments. Fianna Fáil are all over the place as they try to balance their support for water charges with the overwhelming rejection of these charges by citizens,” the Limerick TD said.

“Since day one Irish Water and water charges have been an abysmal failure. Sinn Féin in Government would scrap water charges and dismantle Irish Water. We would stop the metering project and redirect the remaining monies to direct investment in infrastructure.”

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