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Government and Fianna Fáil must respect will of the people and scrap water charges – Quinlivan

24 May, 2016 - by Maurice Quinlivan TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Maurice Quinlivan TD has called on the government to respect the democratic will of the people and scrap water charges. Speaking during debate on a motion to end water charges Deputy Quinlivan said:

“This motion was drafted by Sinn Féin, the Anti Austerity Alliance, People Before Profit, and by TDs who signed up to the Right2Water campaign.

“A motion to scrap water charges should have been introduced in the Dáil immediately after the recent general election.

“In the recent election, the majority of elected TDs stood on a platform to abolish water charges and in my own constituency of Limerick, 60% of people who voted supported candidates opposed to water charges.

“The latest figures from Irish Water show that people are not paying this unfair tax.

“TDs elected on an anti-water charges platform have a duty to support this motion and not the cynical version proposed by the government and Fianna Fáil which seeks to suspend charges and retain Irish Water.” 

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