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Adams calls for huge mobilisation against Water Charges

28 August, 2015 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has called for the largest possible turnout in Dublin tomorrow to demand an end to Water Charges and the abolition of Irish Water.

Gerry Adams said:

"The Fine Gael/Labour Government's water policy has been an unmitigated disaster from the outset.

"The provision of water is a human right and a key public asset.

"Fine Gael and Labour's imposition of domestic water charges, originally proposed by Fianna Fáil, represents an unfair form of double taxation on ordinary householders who have borne the brunt of the economic crash in recent years.

"Irish Water has been dogged by controversy, cronyism and the squandering of public money since it's inception. It is a toxic brand.

"Whether they simply cannot pay or refuse to pay, the reality is that the majority of households have not signed up to Irish Water. It's going nowhere.

"The Government needs to scrap water charges and abolish Irish Water. In government, Sinn Féin would do this. We would retain water services in public ownership and establish a new model of governance for our water services.

“I would encourage citizens to mobilise in huge numbers in Dublin tomorrow to demonstrate that huge opposition to water charges has not gone away but indeed has grown."

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