Fianna Fáil’s protest politics is all about its pursuit of power
Fianna Fáil is continuing politics of old by insisting that water charges must be abolished entirely
It is astonishing to think that two Dáil by-elections involving the Socialist Party have had such an influence on water charging in this country.
The first, in the Dublin West constituency in 1996, saw Socialist Party leader Joe Higgins narrowly lose out to the late Brian Lenihan Junior. But the popularity of Higgins’s anti-bin tax and anti-water charges campaign spooked Labour, which was then in coalition with Fine Gael, into abolishing water charges...
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