Speaking as the party erected billboards and delivered thousands of campaign leafelts across the constituency, Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said: “Sinn Féin activists across Donegal North East are currently distributing leaflets to homes across the constituency, informing people about this unjust and unfair taxation which the government is planning to introduce.
“We are also erecting billboards across the county voicing our opposition to the charge.
“People cannot afford another charge on top of the money they are already forking out. Families are already struggling to pay the Universal Social Charge, Levies, PRSI, increased fuel bills and mortgage increases.
“It is also a nonsense to suggest that water charges are about water conservation when almost half our water is lost every year in Donegal through leaking pipes due to years of under investment.”
He concluded: “Councillors of all parties recently supported a Donegal County Council motion calling on the government to abandon this inequitable taxation. We now need to unite against this government and state loud and clear that the people of Donegal will not stand for this”.Tags: