Budget relief on water charges is cold comfort, says Sinn Féin rep

Sinn F�ins spokesperson for Longford Municipal District Barbara Smyth participated in the National Right 2 Water Demonstration.
More and more people are gradually starting to see through the Government’s highly contentious water charges introduction, writes Liam Cosgrove.

More and more people are gradually starting to see through the Government’s highly contentious water charges introduction, writes Liam Cosgrove.

That’s the view of Sinn Féin spokesperson for Longford Municipal District, Barbara Smyth who was among the huge crowds to descend on Dublin’s Leinster House just over a week ago.

“The scenes I witnessed on Saturday afternoon in Dublin “showed that this Fine Gael/Labour Government are detached from ordinary people.

“The people of Longford can see right through the government spin on this charge and they know they already pay for water through their general taxation,” she said.