Charging Ahead

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Gavan Reilly, of Today FM, reports:

[Independent Alliance TD John Halligan] says he’s likely to vote against the government in the Dáil this week.

John Halligan says he will probably support a cross-party motion signed by 39 TDs, calling for the immediate abolition of domestic water charges.

The motion is set to go to a vote in the Dáil tomorrow night – just seven days after Halligan was given a junior ministry at the Department of Jobs.

Junior minister may vote against Government this week (Today FM)

19 thoughts on “Charging Ahead

  1. Vote Rep #1

    When wheel have already been set in motion for the water charges to be abolished. What exactly is the point of this?

      1. realPolithicks

        Or perhaps he is representing his constituents since he ran on abolishing water charges as part of his platform, but that explanation doesn’t suit your FG bias does it.

        1. Kieran NYC

          You mean the water charges that are currently suspended and will soon be abolished?

          Which he knew was happening before he agreed to go into government?

          Grandstanding for the sake of it.

          1. realPolithicks

            Water charges are not suspended, bills are still being issued and the ones already issued are due for payment. Also there is no guarantee that the charges will be abolished at some point in the future, if there were then why not just vote to do it tomorrow.

  2. Frilly Keane

    He’s changed his tune

    A big fan of service charges is John
    He even resigned from the workers party so he could defend service charges

    So
    Another Independent changing their Colours
    Again

  3. Jake38

    Syria, refugees, terrorism, Brexit, Trump, ISIS, Austrians electing a rabid right-winger, gangland murders at will, homelessness, etc, etc……. a this is what our elected representatives feel requires their urgent attention.

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      Yes. Yes the Irish government should not trouble themselves with issues that affect the lives of Irish people and instead be working hard on the American election and British referendum and middle eastern war.

  4. MadMax

    Nearly 1800 kids living in emergency accommodation..as in HOMELESS…and this is the issue THEY think is very important…Jesus wept.

    1. ahjayzis

      SF also spearheaded the formation of the all-party committee on homelessness, due to report in two weeks. So they acted on that first, presumably because it was priority 1.

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