Taoiseach rejects water-charges criticism from 'man with two pints in his hand'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that he recently rejected criticism of water charges from a man who was holding two pints, saying that they cost the equivalent of ten weeks of water.

Enda Kenny has again faced criticism in the Dáil for reports that the Government may allow unpaid bills to be deducted directly from wages.

He has insisted however that many people who say they cannot afford the water charges, are in fact able to do so.

"The man who stopped me with the two pints in his hand last week, and shouting about the cost of water, how he couldn’t pay, I said to him what he’s holding in his hands would pay for water for him, because I know him, for nearly 10 weeks," said Mr Kenny.


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