Minister Coveney says Fine Gael won’t go into government ‘at any cost’

finegaelMinister Simon Coveney says that Fine Gael won’t go into government ‘at any cost’, and that one of those costs is Irish Water. The Agriculture Minister says that Fine Gael WON’T scrap water charges and won’t abolish Irish Water. With the 32nd Dáil due to sit for the first time tomorrow there’s still no sign of a government being formed. Simon Coveney says they’ll talk to anyone, but Fine Gael has red line issues. Meanwhile former Environment Minister Phil Hogan, who set up Irish Water, has refused to answer questions about the utility’s future. The European Agriculture Commissioner also refused to address the future for Fine Gael after the recent election. Mr Hogan said he was a European Commissioner now, and no longer focused on domestic issues. Phil Hogan repeatedly refused to answer questions about Irish Water or a potential coalition government.