Party paved the way for water charges; pledged during election to end them but now propose to seize payment from salaries and social welfare allowances.’
Sligo News File Online.
Reports that Fianna Fáil is planning to pursue householders who have not paid the unfair water charges shows that the party cannot be trusted to keep its promises, says Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan.
“Fianna Fáil in Government paved the way for water charges. Then, when it became clear that there was huge opposition to placing this unfair burden on hard-pressed householders, they suddenly rowed-in to oppose them,” Quinlivan said.
“In their election manifesto they pledged to ‘end the failed water charges regime’ and yet today they are outlining how they want to
take unpaid water bills from citizens’ salary and social welfare payments. Fianna Fáil are all over the place as they try to balance their support for water charges with the overwhelming rejection of these charges by citizens,” the Limerick TD said.