Tuesday 17 October 2017

Sinn Féin economics: Let the €500m water meters gather rust

David Cullinane, McDonald, and Pearse Doherty. Photo: Tom Burke
David Cullinane, McDonald, and Pearse Doherty. Photo: Tom Burke
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Pearse Doherty, arguably the most impressive debater in the 32nd Dáil, yesterday put to bed any notion that Sinn Féin is a responsible party ready to make the leap into government.

Flanked by party colleagues Mary Lou McDonald and David Cullinane, Mr Doherty made light of the prospect of €500m worth of water meters resting in the ground, gathering rust.

"We are not proposing to dig them up and put them on display," Mr Doherty quipped, adding that they would serve as a "reminder" of the policies of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

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