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  3. Monday 19th September 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    TENS of thousands of Right2Water protesters marched through Dublin at the weekend in a national demonstration against water charges.

    They demanded a referendum to enshrine ownership of water in the hands of the Irish public, chanting: “Enda Kenny, not a penny” and “No way, we won’t pay.”

    Legislation to allow suspension of water charges for nine months was passed in June.

    The deal agreed by the Fine Gael-Fianna Fail ruling coalition parties in May recommended that the Irish Water facility be retained and an external advisory board set up on a statutory basis to look at its operations.

    However, Right2Water has said that it has no faith in an expert panel set up by government to examine water charges.

    Right2Water co-ordinator David Gibney said that people were frustrated that “70 per cent of TDs who were returned to the Dail this time around are against water charges, yet Fine Gael and the government have managed to prolong the debate.”


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