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Irish people will not be fooled on water charges - Ferris

19 November, 2014 - by Martin Ferris TD

In response to the government’s announcement today on Irish Water and its insistence on introducing water charges, Sinn Féin TD, Martin Ferris said:

 “What the government is doing here is trying to get the water charges over the line and diffuse public opposition to another unpopular tax and an unpopular government

 “This is a public relations offensive and the truth is that if the government has its way, the water charges are here to stay, the water metering programme is set to continue, metered charges are on their way and there is still no right to water written into our constitution.

 “I believe the Irish people will not be fooled and that the turnout on 10 December for the water charges protest will send the message to the government again.

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