Taoiseach: ” I will not be criticized over water charges by a man with two pints in his hands” – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Taoiseach: ” I will not be criticized over water charges by a man with two pints in his hands”




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The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has seemingly taken another swipe at those who are protesting the recently imposed water charges. Mr Kenny says he recently rejected criticism of the charges from a man who was apparently holding two pints, saying that they cost the equivalent of ten weeks of water.

Mr Kenny made his comments as he has yet again faced more criticism in the Dáil this afternoon over reports that the Government plan to take money directly from wages of those who refuse to pay.
The Taoiseach has repeatedly claimed that many people who claim that they cannot afford the water charges, are in fact able to do so.

Mr Kenny told the Dail: “The man who stopped me with the two pints in his hand last week, and shouting about the cost of water, how he couldn’t pay, I said to him what he’s holding in his hands would pay for water for him, because I know him, for nearly 10 weeks,”.

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