Dáil debates

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla — Topical Issue Debate

Water Supply

9:30 am

Photo of Johnny MythenJohnny Mythen (Wexford, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I understand a serious investigation into this incident is under way. I ask the Minister of State to ensure the findings of the investigation are published as soon as possible and made available to the public. I ask him to ensure time is given for engagement with public representatives on the findings.

The Minister of State needs to give a clear outline of what will happen from now on and what actions he is preparing to take to guarantee this will not happen again in any of our water treatment plants. Serious questions need to be answered about who knew what and when, how this happened and why it was not reported for two days.

The focus needs also to be on those who got sick. Are they going to be compensated for the hurt, torment and trauma they have experienced? We need to ensure they are fully looked after following this abject failure of the system.


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