Further to Kathy Sinnott’s column in the Irish Times asserting that, under an EU ruling, Ireland is exempt from water charging.
Jim Faulkner writes:
Just off phone to Irish Water after telling them under article 9.4 of EU water directive in 2000 Ireland secured an exemption of paying for domestic water, so I told them under EU law I dont have to pay for my water, they said this is the first they heard of this! They put me on hold and came back and said the Irish govt had changed the law! I said the Irish govt cant change EU law so I am exempt…I also said to change that exemption in Ireland would require a referendum……they said they will ring me back…
More as he gets it.