21/09/2016

FF Stance On Water Charges 'Laughable' - SF

Sinn Féin has accused Fianna Fáil of continuing to flip flop on water changes and described the party's latest U-turn as "laughable".

TD and Spokesperson on Water, Eoin Ó Broin, said: "In the space of less than two weeks, Fianna Fáil has made several dizzying U-turns on the issue of water charges. Last week, Fianna Fáil supported the abolition of water charges. However, once Sinn Féin put a motion to the Dáil calling for the abolition of the charges, Fianna Fáil backtracked and now states it does not rule out the reintroduction of domestic charges.

"None of Fianna Fáil policy seems to be developed to reflect a 'permanent position'. This is clearly exemplified with this water charges debacle and the party's confusion over its position on rent certainty. It would appear Fianna Fáil changes policy at a whim, and demonstrates that they cannot be trusted."

Deputy Ó Broin added that it was time for Fianna Fáil to clarify its stance on water charges and to "put their money where their mouth is" by voting in support of the Sinn Féin motion calling for the abolition of water charges next week.

"This would force the government to introduce the necessary legislation and this charge can finally be abolished," Deputy Ó Broin said.

(MH/LM)

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