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Stanley launches Sinn Féin Bill to scrap water charges

5 April, 2016 - by Brian Stanley TD


Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has produced a Sinn Féin Bill that would abolish domestic water charges and scrap Irish Water. Deputy Stanley said that Fianna Fáil are using the scrapping of Irish Water as a smokescreen to deflect attention from their intention to only suspend water charges and to reinstate charges at a later date.

The Laois TD said:

“Sinn Féin have produced a Bill that would abolish water charges and scrap Irish Water. I and my party colleagues are committed to following through on our election promise to bringing the issue of water charges to the Dáil. In the absence of a Sinn Féin-led government, we will hold those other parties who promised likewise to account.

“Fianna Fáil are using their proposal to scrap Irish Water as a smokescreen to deflect attention away from their stated position that they only intend to suspend domestic water charges. This is unacceptable to the people who would have voted Fianna Fáil on their anti-water charge stance during the election.

“Domestic water charges must be abolished, not suspended. That is what the people voted for.” 

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