Renewed criticism of MInister Alan Kelly’s absence from the MacGill Summer School

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The Environment Minister has again come under fire for pulling out of a debate on the Irish Water saga.

Alan Kelly had been scheduled to attend MacGill Summer School in Glenties tonight, but withdrew because of a diary clash.

A Right 2 Water protest was planned to coincide with tonight's debate - that will now take place on Friday when Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks in Glenties.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan says the Environment Minister should be debating the issue - and says his predecessors have attended under more difficult circumstances................