A draft report of the Oireachtas water services committee has listed five options for dealing with excessive usage. Fine Gael insists there should be a charge in compliance with EU laws. Fianna Fáil, in contrast, says excessive use should be dealt with by the 2007 Water Services Act - which it says can be amended or strengthened if necessary. The chairman Pádraig O'Céidigh wants a charge similar to the plastic bag levy, while other options have suggested examining legislation.
"What Fine Gael is proposing is to spend €300m - that could be invested in infrastructure - on capturing just a portion of the 7% of those who are using water,"
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Dublin, John Lahart TD has warned that there are serious deficiencies with Dublin’s commuter capacity and serious measures must be put in place to improve our transport infrastructure.A joint report recently conducted by Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority (NTA) indicates a 10% increase in the number of cyclists commuting in the past year. While the National Transport Authority that the number of people commuting into the city centre has risen by 9% in the past 5 years and are almost back at peak levels.
7th March 2017
Dublin South West TD and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Dublin, John Lahart has expressed his support for the full retention of emergency services provided by Dublin Fire Brigade across the city and county.SIPTU members in the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) have announced that they are set to conduct two 24-hour work stoppages this month, on Saturday 18th March and Monday 27th March.
The Deputy will further raise the future of Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Services in the Dáil this week with Fianna Fáil TDs, Sean Haughey and John Curran.