Dempsey to FF: water charges opt-out is gone

FF is arguing there is no need to have any water charges for excessive use

5th March, 2017
Former Fianna Fáil minister Noel Dempsey Pic: RollingNews.ie

The former Fianna Fáil minister Noel Dempsey has warned his party that the water charges opt-out he negotiated with the EU is now gone.

Dempsey’s intervention is significant, because Fianna Fáil is still arguing that there is no need under EU environmental legislation to have any water charges for excessive use.

Dempsey negotiated the opt-out from water charging for Ireland when the EU water framework directive was introduced in 2000.

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