Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has described “confusion” on the introduction of water charges as another “debacle” over a “stealth tax”.
Speaking outside Leinster House today, the Louth TD said that ordinary people could not afford to fork out more on charges.
He said Sinn Féin was against their introduction, adding struggling families could not afford them and that it could be the final “straw” for the public.
“The fact is, people pay taxes,” said Mr Adams.
“Straws break camels’ backs. We know that people can’t afford the septic tank charge, can’t afford the household charge, can’t afford VAT increases, and they can’t afford the hike in public transport.
“This is just another bad action by what I believe is an increasingly bad Government.”