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Sinn Féin calls on Fianna Fáil to support Dáil motion to abolish Water Charges - Lynn Boylan MEP

19 September, 2016 - by Lynn Boylan MEP


Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has stated that Fianna Fáil “must be true to their most recent  words” and support Sinn Féin’s motion to scrap household water charges when it comes before the Dail on Wednesday, September 28th.

She added that the motion presents Fianna Fáil with an opportunity to “end their flip-flopping” on the issue by rowing in behind the demand for abolition as expressed by the thousands of people who attended the Right2Water National Demonstration on Saturday.

Lynn Boylan MEP said;

“Fianna Fáil, after months of flip-flopping on this issue, now say that they support the abolition of household water charges. They must now be true to their most recent words on the issue.

“On September 28th, Fianna Fáil TDs will have an opportunity to put their votes where their mouths are. 

“Actions speak louder than words and the Sinn Féin motion, co-signed by all Right2Change TDs, presents Fianna Fáil with a chance to act.

“The reality is that we do not have to wait nine months for a so-called expert commission to recommend the scrapping of water charges.

“The Dáil can vote in favour of abolition as early as next week and, in doing so, deliver what people actually voted for at the General Election in February. They didn't vote for a suspension of water charges. People want to see them scrapped.

“The Sinn Féin motion is extremely clear and direct in its purpose. Failure by Fianna Fail to support this motion would cement the view that they cannot be trusted on water charges.

“I am saying to Micheál Martin that, if he really wants to see a complete and genuine end to water charges, then he and his TDs should support the Sinn Fein motion next week.”

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