Deputy Michael Colreavy, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, has condemned government’s move to sell off Bord Gáis Energy.
Speaking during the Gas Regulation Bill in the Dáil chamber Deputy Colreavy said: “It is not without irony that the Gas Regulation Bill is introduced by a Labour minister.
“It was just over one year ago, at a Labour Party conference, that Labour members gave a resounding message to their party leadership that they would not accept the sale of state assets.
“And yet we find ourselves here in 2013 with a Labour minister introducing a bill to sell off Bord Gáis Energy. If I were an ordinary member of the Labour party I would feel disheartened and disillusioned by the political process when my own party leaders do not listen to the policies put forward at their own party conference,” he said.
The Sinn Féin Deputy questioned why the government was selling off such a successful company.