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Majority of Water Committee not in favour of domestic charges- Eoin Ó Broin TD

28 February, 2017 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD


Sinn Féin TD and party spokesperson on water Eoin Ó Broin TD has said while the report of the special water committee has yet to be finalised, it appears that a majority of the committee are in favour of the total scrapping water charges.
Deputy Ó Broin said:


“The work of the Special Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services is reaching its endgame. On the basis of discussions today it appears that a majority of the committee are in favour of the total scrapping water charges.

“Further to this the majority of the committee  are opposed to a charge for so called excess use and are against the continued roll out of household metering. If the final report reflects this position there will be no reintroduction of Alan Kelly or Simon Coveney’s failed water tax regime or a charge for so-called excessive usage.


“If this is the final position of the special committee and if this is what is voted on by the Dáil in coming weeks it would symbolise a huge victory for the Right2Water movement. From now until this issue is finally resolved at the end of March Sinn Féin will continue to push for the full abolition of domestic water charges.”
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