Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow/East Carlow John Brady has called on the Dáil to recognise its mandate and abolish Irish Water and water charges as the votes of the public have clearly called for. He was making his comments following the arrest of 3 people this week in Greystones at a water meter protest.
Deputy Brady said:
“Last Tuesday, three more water protesters were arrested in Greystones as they opposed peacefully the installation of pointless, expensive water meters in their neighbourhood.
“We need a complete halt to this unnecessary waste of money and resources. Sinn Fein have published such a Bill to abolish Water Charges and Irish Water. We need an end to the sham caretaker arrangements that are in place to facilitate the schoolyard style negotiations going on between FG and FF.
“We need political accountability and the means to debate and put forward legislation for the abolition of Irish Water, not suspension.
“The people had their say on February 26th. This Dáil has a clear mandate for the abolition of water charges and yet it dithers.”