Sinn Féin Calls For Water Charges Protest Support

Sinn Féin's Dublin TDs have called on communities across Ireland to attend Right2Water demonstrations this Saturday, 1 November, in protest against water charges.

The Right2Water campaign has revealed it is planning protests against water charges in over 80 locations across Ireland on Saturday, with more than 20 planned for Dublin, and the rest in towns and cities across the country.

Aengus Ó Snodaigh said: "Sinn Féin has played a central role in the Right2Water campaign and with the government under increasing public pressure on this issue we need to grow the campaign in every community. This tax can be beaten on the streets and through the ballot box. This will require all groups opposed to water charges to work together to defeat these charges."

Dessie Ellis added: "Sinn Féin is opposed to charging for water north and south. We successfully blocked them in the North and we will end them in the South. Sinn Féin has a history of delivering on our commitments, we opposed the local property Tax and we succeeded in lowering the council tax by the maximum 15% in councils where we had the power."

Sean Crowe said the government was "not listening to the public."

He said: "Sinn Féin is standing shoulder to shoulder with communities in opposing this unfair tax and will continue to do so until their voices are heard."


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