There may be a major U-turn regarding water charges in the future as the Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said the Fine Gael party are willing to budge on the controversial charges.
The shocking revelation came after Mr Coveney told RTÉ’s ‘Primetime’, that Fine Gael would “certainly be willing to talk about water”. The latest move by Enda Kenny’s party has been seen as a clear intention to form a coalition with rivals Fianna Fáil.
Mr Coveney added: “We need to take on board, within reasons, what they are looking for.” The news comes after the Taoiseach Enda Kenny went back on his pre-election pledge when he ruled out doing business with Fianna Fáil.
It is now understood that Mr Kenny is open to all negations with every party, including Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein.
Mr Kenny said: “Despite the disappointing outcome of the election, which did not return the outgoing Fine Gael – Labour Government, Fine Gael will be the largest group in the new Dáil and we are determined to play our part in providing the Irish people with a Government committed to working on their behalf.”
“We will engage fully and inclusively with other parties, groups and independent deputies to ensure that such a Government is established.”