‘We have stopped water charges in the North and we are totally opposed to the Government introducing water charges here.’
Sligo News File Online.
Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane has expressed his disappointment that the President has today signed the Water Services Bill into legislation, saying that Sinn Féin would continue to fight the ongoing fiasco that is Irish Water and domestic water charges, reiterating Sinn Féin’s commitment to campaigning against water charges until they are stopped.”
Senator Cullinane said:
“It was with regret today that I learned President Michael D. Higgins had signed the Water Services Bill into law. Sinn Féin had asked that the President refer the legislation to the Council of State as we had severe reservations as to its constitutionality. The President chose to continue with the legislation as it stood. Sinn Féin have campaigned long and hard against the water charges. We have stopped water charges in the North and we are totally opposed to the Government introducing water charges here.”
“Sinn Féin will continue to fight the introduction of domestic water charges and the fiasco that is Irish Water. The Government is not listening and I do not think they don’t understand quite how serious this situation is. Multiple mass mobilisations in the streets have shown that the Irish people do not accept these charges at a fundamental level and these mobilisations will continue in the New Year. Sinn Féin is committed to stopping this charge and to reversing this legislation in government.”