Sinn Féin candidate describes Irish Water phone-call as “shameful”

Kerry TD Martin Ferris has claimed his office was contacted by a constituent who said her 82-year old mother had been phoned on a number of occasions by Irish Water seeking payment. Martin FerrisThe Sinn Féin election candidate described the alleged incident as “shameful” adding that it caused distress. Deputy Ferris called for water charges to be scrapped and to abolish Irish Water, adding that Sinn Féin is in favour of holding a referendum to enshrine public ownership of water services in the constitution.