TDs will get to outline their position on water charges in the Dáil this afternoon.
Four hours of statements on the issue have been agreed as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil continue negotiations to facilitate a minority Government.
Sinn Féin and some other opposition TDs opposed the statements, saying there should be a motion and an actual vote to scrap charges.
But Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says that wouldn’t achieve the suspension of the charges.
In Donegal, right2water spokesperson Philip Mc Fadden says this is a fudge, and rejects Fianna Fail’s assertion that it will be in opposition during this Dail term.
He says 70% of the Dail is against water charges, and a vote today could solve the issue for once and for all.
As far as he’s concerned, Fianna Fail is turning its back on its electoral promises…..
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