ANOTHER Donegal Fine Gael councillor has launched a scathing attack on Irish Water – and says the Government should NOT go ahead with water charges.
Cllr Terence Slowey joined councillors Jimmy Kavanagh and Barry O’Neill in voting for a motion put forward by independent councillor Frank McBrearty Jnr yesterday.
That motion called for the abolition of Irish Water.
“It has been a complete and utter shambles and the people have had enough of it,” said the Ardara politician.
“There has been unease amongst Fine Gael members from the start and we have had one farce after another farce, so much so that the whole thing has turned into a fiasco.
“I understand all about water conservation and the investment needed but the setting up of Irish Water has been a monumental mistake and a very expensive mistake from the start.
“People have paid enough already for the mistakes of Fianna Fail and our party needs to realise that.”
There is now open revolt in Fine Gael ranks over Irish Water, piling pressure on Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
The move by Donegal politicians could spark further unrest in the party in the rest of the country.
Earlier Cllr Barry O’Neill said the water charge was a tax too far.
He said he voted as a father, worker and as a taxpayer who had far too many bills to pay already.