Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has today urged the government to listen to the will of the people and abolish water charges and not capitulate to any further Troika demands on Ireland’s economic future.
Speaking today Lynn Boylan said:
“The European Union and the European Central Bank have issued a statement warning the Irish government to be ready to implement more austerity if necessary. I think it is patently obvious that Irish people have had quite enough of austerity.
We’ve exited the bailout, we have done everything the Troika have asked and we now need to move on from European dictated austerity policies and begin serving the needs the Irish electorate again.
Implementing domestic water charges as dictated from the Troika doesn’t serve the needs of the over- burdened Irish Electorate and the government needs to realise this sooner rather than later. I welcome SIPTU’s announcement that the organisation will now work with those in the Right2Water campaign. The momentum is with this national movement, which clearly hasn’t been placated by the government’s recent water charge announcements.
Sinn Fein’s costed budget provides an alternative to Irish Water and the hated water charges. We have continuously pledged to abolish this charge and will stand and march with all those opposed to this charge on the 10th of December.