Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, told Miriam O’Callaghan on her TV show “Tonight with Miriam” that gardai have informed him that his life is under threat due to his implementation of water charges.
Kelly said his wife, children, parents and staff have all received threats or abuse in one form or another.
He said that he thinks “people are coming round to the idea of paying for water”.
However the Minister refused to be drawn on how many people have actually signed up to the charges. Latest estimates show at least 80% of the country have not signed up to the so-called ‘immoral tax’.