Suspension Of Water Charges 'Not Good Enough' - SF

The suspension of water charges has been described as "not good enough", by Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams.

Mr Adams made the comment during a debate on a Sinn Féin private members motion in the Dáil on Wednesday.

Teachta Adams said: "Every TD elected to the Dáil has a mandate to fulfil the commitments they made to the electorate. And it is a matter of fact that a clear majority of Deputies sought and won a mandate to abolish Irish Water and scrap water charges.

"If they were serious about fulfilling their election commitments, they would support the motion before the Dáil this evening.

"Yet, Fianna Fáil have this evening tabled an amendment to the motion heralding the suspension of water charges and their agreement with Fine Gael as good enough. It isn't.

"Water charges have met their end. So has Irish Water. That must be accepted.

"We witnessed the rise of people power over the past two years, with hundreds of thousands of citizens coming out to protest against water charges as part of the Right2Water movement. It is those hundreds of thousands of citizens who have defeated water charges, and every one of them deserves credit for their action.

"I want to commend the motion to the Dáil and I would urge all TDs, particularly those who are attempting to dodge their mandate, to support it here this evening."


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