VIDEO: Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney says Irish Water will NOT be scrapped
The hopes of many Irish citizens have been dashed... for now.
Minister for Agriculture and Fine Gael TD Simon Coveney has said that any thoughts of his party sprapping the highly controversial Irish Water have been "totally misconstrued", according to RTÉ.
The recently re-elected TD also said that the formation of any new government in Ireland is likely to take many weeks, ahead the Dáil's meeting tomorrow.
#Water charges will not be abolished says @simoncoveney and don't expect a new #government in the next month pic.twitter.com/yN8jyEG0sK
— Sharon Tobin (@sharontobin) March 9, 2016
Coveney admitted that the prospect of a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition sits uneasy with a lot of people in each party, backing up the sentiments of Leo Varadkar that there is a distinct lack of trust among elected representatives of both parties.
Finally, the Cork South-Central politician was reluctant to back the idea of a rotating Taoiseach, in line with the inconclusive general election results.
"I'm not a fan of rotating Taoiseach" says @simoncoveney pic.twitter.com/F4lBhKDS1X
— Jonathan Healy (@jonathanhealy) March 9, 2016