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Anti water charge mood evident right across Tallaght

20 September, 2014

Sinn Féin’s newly elected Councillors from across Dublin are on the campaign trail in Tallaght today to help Cathal King become TD for Dublin South West.

Speaking from the canvas in Killinarden by-election candidate Councillor Cathal King said that the biggest issues for people in this community are housing, unemployment and water charges.

Councillor King said:

“Fine Gael and Labour don’t have a clue.  They have no idea what it is like for the vast majority of families out there who are struggling to survive.  Many are living on less than €10 a week after bills are paid, they cannot afford to pay €500 a year for water.

"Sinn Féin has made our position clear.  We are opposed to water charges and we will reverse them in government.  We have a strong track record on this issue.  It was Sinn Féin Minister Conor Murphy who blocked domestic water charges in the North.

“There is no acceptable reason for water charges to be included in this year’s budget.  The government has a choice. They can either continue to help those at the top or they can ease the burden on struggling families.  Sinn Féin has produced detailed costed proposals to prove there is an alternative to water charges.”


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