Socialist Party TDs Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy outside Irish Water HQ in May
Irish Water has claimed 70% of households (1.32 million people) have registered with them.
Paul Murphy TD writes:
What they’re not telling you is two key things:
1. They have refused to give the payment figures after we asked for them six different ways (Enda Kenny, Irish Water briefing, Richard Bruton, Alan Kelly, FOI request, FOI appeal). Yet now they’re happy to give out their registration figures, in advance of the registration deadline. What about the “commercial sensitivity” that they cited as an excuse not to give the payment figures? Clearly the payment levels are a lot lower than 70%
2. On 19 March, they claimed that 1.23 million people have signed up. So three months have passed, how many ads have played on RTE and elsewhere suggesting you’ll get free money if you sign up? Yet only an extra 90,000 have signed up. How much have they spent on propaganda for each of those 90,000 – €100 each maybe for the ads?
We’re winning, they’re scared. Don’t buy the propaganda – spread the truth and mass non-payment will sink Irish Water.