Sinn Féin renews call for abolition of water charges

Sinn Féin renews call for abolition of water charges

Sinn Féin is renewing its call for water charges to be scrapped.

The party says the people of Ireland voted the to abolish the charges and not suspend them.

The anti-water charges group, Right 2 water, says it is gaining momentum again and will continue to seek the complete abolition of water charges.

TD Louise O'Reilly says the suspension agreement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael was not subject to proper debate.

She said: "Suspension is not people voted for, they voted for abolition and abolition is very, very clear.

Sinn Féin renews call for abolition of water charges

"Unfortunately, because of the current arrangement and because it was more-or-less a deal done behind closed doors, it was done in advance of the Programme for Government being released, it's an arrangement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

"It wasn't subject to proper debate in the Dáil, it wasn't subkect to even debate or scrutiny by people out on the street."

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