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Sinn Féin protests in opposition to water charges

31 May, 2011 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin activists and representatives have today attended a protest at the Croke Park Conference Centre against the imposition of water charges.

The conference was attended by representatives of several big businesses and centred on water metering and the introduction of water charges.

Speaking from the protest Sinn Féin TD and spokesperson for the No Water Charges campaign Aengus Ó Snodaigh said that the party and many many others are fundamentally opposed to water charges and vowed to fight against the imposition of the unjust flat tax.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“This Government is intent on further penalising the least well off by imposing water charges. Despite the grand speeches before the General Election it is clear that this will be yet another broken promise from a Government that is bereft of human compassion.

“We are fundamentally opposed to water charges. The charge will have nothing to do with water conservation, far from it. This is clearly yet another measure to make the poorest pay for the sins of the richest.

“For our part we will continue to fight against this unfair measure, as we will against all Government austerity measures targeting the most vulnerable. We will continue with our No Water Charges campaign and we will do our best to stop this charge in its tracks both inside the Dáil and out.”

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