‘The blatant blocking attempts by Fine Gael and Labour Senators in Seanad Éireann to stop Fianna Fáil Senators from opposing the unfair charge on Septic Tanks is a shocking indictment of the Government’ said Fianna Fáil Senator, Thomas Byrne.
‘Why are they so afraid of debate on this issue? Is it that they can’t stand over this legislation and know that it is bad for rural Ireland?’
‘This is a scandalous attempt by the Government to stifle opposition to their misguided and mistimed piece of legislation. Fianna Fáil unequivocally opposes this legislation and will fight tooth and nail at every stage to stop this unfair charge on rural homeowners’ added Senator Byrne.
‘Rural Ireland is facing enough challenges at this time and cannot afford this retrograde charge on what is a basic human right – access to sewerage services’ concluded Senator Byrne.