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Stanley reiterates Sinn Féin opposition to water charges

30 September, 2014 - by Brian Stanley TD

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on the Environment and Local Government Brian Stanley TD has reiterated Sinn Féin’s opposition to water charges. He has said that Sinn Féin will reverse the charges over the course of any government in which his party is involved.

He was responding to this morning’s announcement by the Energy Regulator of the charges to be paid by households.

Deputy Stanley said;

“While the charges for both metered and unmetered users will be capped for the first nine months; at an estimated €278 per year for a household of two adults and two children, that is above the average of €240 which the Taoiseach claimed earlier in the year.

“It is also clear from the pricing structure that when allowances end, as they will and when the full impact of charges is imposed that the average bill will rise significantly.

“My party remains opposed to water charges, and is committed to reversing them over the course of any government in which Sinn Féin is involved.”


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