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Sinn Féin in government will get rid of water charges- Cllr Nic Cormaic

25 January, 2016 - by Sorcha Nic Cormaic

Cllr. Sorcha Nic Cormaic has reaffirmed her opposition to Irish Water, and has stated that electing a Sinn Féin led government is the only way to ensure that water charges are scrapped.

Speaking after attending the Right2Water demonstration, Nic Cormaic stated that:

“The anti-Water charges campaign has mobilised people in an unprecedented way.  There is no doubt that this will be a central issue in the upcoming election.  One mustn’t assume that all those who have registered and paid their bills are in favour of water charges.  Many in this constituency who have done so see it as an unfair tax, and are hopeful of its abolishment.   Hard pressed families simply cannot afford to pay this triple tax.  Sinn Féin’s commitment is a positive step for those families who have struggled under this Fine Gael/Labour government.  Unlike the Labour Party, Sinn Féin keeps its word.  Sinn Féin in government will abolish water charges.

Nic Cormaic continued:

“We want to ease the burden on ordinary working families by abolishing the property tax, taking low paid workers out of the USC bracket, providing affordable childcare, a health system free at the point of entry, and by abolishing water charges.  All of these proposals have been fully costed, and will be paid for through a progressive and fair tax system.

Nic Cormaic added:

“The Fine Gael/Labour government have made clear their priorities.  They, like Fianna Fáil before them, have decided to give tax breaks to the rich, while targeting working families. It is time for working families in Dublin Rathdown to have a voice.  As the only Right2Change candidate in the constituency, I am the only one committed to abolishing water charges.  A vote for Sorcha Nic Cormaic is a vote to abolish Irish water”.

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