- May 4, 2010
Events | Right2 Water
Saturday September 16th 2016 14:0016:00
Right2Water will be hosting another national demonstration in Dublin to tell our government to respect our democracy and abolish water charges.
Almost 100 TD's were elected in the recent general election stating that they would end water charges and abolish Irish Water. Our government have attempted to undermine our democracy by kicking the can down the road and instigating an "independent" Water Commission. The previous Chair of this Commission, Joe O'Toole has already stated that central taxation would not be enough to fund our water services, showing his bias before the Commission even began. As Mr O'Toole said himself, this "is a political exercise". His comments led to his removal from the commission but there is no doubt that the Commission has been established with the intention to keep water charges in place.
The event will object to the EU Commission intervening in Irish democracy which they have done in recent weeks. We will also be protesting against TTIP, CETA and making a call for a referendum to enshrine ownership of our water in the hands of the public.
Irish Water has been set up for privatisation. We must stand against that on Saturday, 17th September 2016. Be there!