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‘Sinn Féin opposed to water charges across Ireland’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said that scrapping water charges and retaining water in the public ownership is a matter of political will.

Conor MurphyMurphy was speaking as his party colleagues and other Deputies tabled a Dáil motion to scrap water charges.

Murphy told Newry Times, “When I was the Regional Development Minister in the Executive, Sinn Féin blocked the introduction of water charges and retained water in the public ownership.

“At the time many commentators and economists said that this could not be done. Water Charging and the privatisation of water services is simply wrong and unfair. It was wrong in north and wrong in the south. It can and must be ended.

“My Sinn Féin colleagues in the Dáil and a cross-party group have tabled a motion calling for water charges to be scrapped. If all the parties that campaign in the election to end these charges, voted in line with their manifesto then these charges will be ended.

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May June 2016 updatedHe added, “Sinn Féin is opposed to water charges and the privatisation of water across Ireland and will continue to campaign on this issue.”

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