Irish Water Should be Debated in The Dáil, Not in Private

April 25, 2016

Irish Water was a unique issue in the minds of the electorate at the most recent election and as such was one of the most prominent issues on the doors.

It is not acceptable that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have decided it is an issue that can only be decided between themselves in a closed room. This issue must come before the entire Dáil where a democratic vote can take place in order to truly reflect the mandate of the electorate on this particular issue.

We are calling for the water issue to be taken out of the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil negotiating room and put into the Dáil as a matter of urgency.

This approach would serve two purposes – it would remove what appears to be the biggest stumbling block in the negotiations and it would ensure a truly democratic decision is reached regarding the future of Irish Water.

We call on all parties to facilitate such an approach and have Irish Water placed on the Dáil agenda this week.