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Has the Oireachtas ever been asked by Government to legislate contrary to European law?

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 03:10 PM

Today during Leaders' Questions our Party Leader Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste if Water Services Bill going through the Dáil this week is unconstitutional and against EU law.

Deputy Howlin outlined his concerns that the Government was now asking the Oireachtas to pass law that is contrary to European Law and if the passing of the Water Services Bill - essentially suspending water charges would leave us open to a massive legal challenge from the European Commission?


Read Jan O'Sullivans statement from yesterday on Commissioner Vella's confirmation that Fianna Fáil and the Greens derogated our exemption from water charges.

See more of our tweets from Leaders' Questions over on our Twitter.

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