It has been confirmed that the debate on the government’s new laws on the controversial water charges will be cut short tomorrow night (Wednesday) to ensure that the bill is passed before Christmas.
According to numerous sources from within the Dail, it is believed that so-called “guillotine” motion will be tabled tomorrow night to make sure the Water Services Bill is passed early next week.
The motion means that TDs might not have time to vote on all the amendments tabled by the opposition. The move comes after the Taoiseach Enda Kenny promised just last week that no “guillotine” motion would be used on the new Bill.
The motion now means that the Bill can go straight to the Seanad on Thursday, with arrangements being made for both houses to sit next week to pass the bill before Christmas.