Eoin O'Broin: Time to grasp the nettle on water charges

Let’s bring water services fully into public ownership

25th September, 2016
People march in a demonstration against paying water charges last weekend in Dublin Pic: RollingNews.ie

A majority of deputies in the 32nd Dáil were elected on manifestos that included the scrapping of the water charge. Now that Fianna Fáil has fully abandoned its longstanding support for the tax, there is simply no reason to delay a final decision on the matter.

There is no need for the so-called independent commission on water charges. No need for a special Oireachtas committee to consider its recommendations. We know...

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