Dublin residents prevent installation water meters-Cllr.Daithí Doolan
Sinn Féin's Councillor Daithí Doolan has congratulated residents for preventing water meters being installed in Drimnagh and Bluebell.
Speaking in Drimnagh, Doolan said:
"I have to congratulate the residents of Drimnagh and Bluebell for successfully resisting the installation of water meters today. Local people came out this morning and peacefully protested and the company installing the meters simply packed up and left. It was a real show of people power. I have no doubt Sierra will be back tomorrow but we residents have given a commitment to resisting the meters every step of the way.
"While the protests were very good humoured, the message was serious. People do not want water meters and will continue to campaign against water charges. People fully understand that we all pay for water in our taxes and this double tax must be resisted. The establishment of Irish Water has been a political disaster for the government. People genuinely feel this is a tax too far. Those on low incomes will be hardest hit by the charges and it will take more money out of local economies that are already struggling.
"Sinn Féin actively opposes water charges and we will continue to work with communities and campaign groups to ensure water charges are scrapped. Today has given the campaign a big boost in the run up to the national anti-water charges march on October 11th."