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Fianna Fáil flip flop on water charges continues – Ó Broin

21 September, 2016 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD


Sinn Féin TD and party spokesperson on water Eoin Ó Broin TD has described Fianna Fail’s latest u-turn on water charges as laughable as the party continues to flip flop on water charges.

Deputy Ó Broin said:

“In the space of less than two weeks, Fianna Fáil has made several dizzying U-turns on the issue of water charges. Last week, Fianna Fáil supported the abolition of water charges. However, once Sinn Féin put a motion to the Dáil calling for the abolition of the charges, Fianna Fáil backtracked and now states it does not rule out the reintroduction of domestic charges.

“None of Fianna Fáil policy seems to be developed to reflect a 'permanent position'. This is clearly exemplified with this water charges debacle and the party’s confusion over its position on rent certainty. It would appear Fianna Fáil changes policy at a whim, and demonstrates that they cannot be trusted.

“It is time for the party to clarify its stance on water charges for once and for all and put their money where their mouth is and vote in support of the Sinn Féin motion calling for the abolition of water charges next week. This would force the government to introduce the necessary legislation and this charge can finally be abolished.” 

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