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Sinn Féin Councillor Daithí Doolan has urged people to take to the streets for tomorrow’s Right 2 Water march.

10 October, 2014 - by Daithí Doolan

 Speaking ahead of tomorrow's national Right 2 Water march, Doolan said:

 "Right 2 Water is a citizen led campaign. It is being supported by trade unions, UNITE, MANDATE & CPSU and supported by political parties and local campaign groups. It has two simple demands, we believe that water is a basic human right and we are committed to reversing the water charges.

 "The government have totally under estimated the level of resistance there is to their water charge plan. Packed meetings have been taking place across Dublin and in towns across the country. People see right through the government spin on this charge. People know they already pay for the water in their general taxation. This is simply a charge too far. Householders cannot afford these charges. As with all service charges low income households will pay proportionately more. This is unjust and unacceptable.

 "We have dozens of buses coming from outside Dublin to tomorrow's march. The message tomorrow will be very clear, the government must scrap the charges. It will be a day out for the whole family with music and entertainment at the Garden of Remembrance and at the GPO.

 "Tomorrow's march is only the start of Right 2 Water's campaign. If the government fail to take action then we will continue in the weeks and months ahead to make this a priority issue right up to the general election. The government will not be allowed to get away with this water charge rip off."

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