Govt Must End 'Imposition Of Domestic Water Charges' - SF

The government must "end the imposition of domestic Water Charges completely", Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said.

Mr Adams claims that the government is set to reduce water charges in the coming Budget, following a "collapse" in support for Government parties in the recent by-elections and a major protest in Dublin. However, he added that a reduction would not assuage public anger.

Mr Adams said that following a major protest in Dublin "the Government has been given a very clear message - it must end the imposition of domestic Water Charges completely".

He added: "The Government’s policies have been rejected. It has lost its mandate. It needs to introduce a budget that gives a break to struggling families and hard-pressed citizens.

"The first item on the agenda should be the scrapping of water charges. Alternatively the government should put its policies to the people in a General Election."


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