Fianna Fáil says people are "fed up with charge after charge after charge"

Micheál Martin hit out at a new bin charge brought in at the last minute

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Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin and director of elections Billy Kelleher with Catherine Ardagh | Image: RollingNews.ie

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says Irish people are fed up with charge after charge.

He has accused Environment Minister Alan Kelly of trying to pull a fast one on hard-pressed taxpayers, by introducing a payment for using green bins.

He made his remarks at an Adult Education centre in Fermoy.

Mr Martin said Minister Kelly tried to slip in the charge just before the election was called, thinking nobody would notice.

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil's environment spokesperson Barry Cowen has denied his party is responsible for the housing and homelessness crisis.

Mr Cowen faced questions about Fianna Fáil's role in the collapse of the housing sector as he launched its plan to tackle homelessness.

He says any government led by Fianna Fáil would build 50,000 new homes by 2021, and appoint a new Cabinet minister for housing.

Mr Cowen says Fianna Fáil has nothing to be 'nervous' about when it comes to housing.

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