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Public can deliver knockout blow to water charges on Wednesday - McDonald

6 December, 2014 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has said the Right2Water rally at Leinster House on Wednesday will give the public a chance to deliver a knockout blow to the Government-imposed water charges.

The Dublin Central TD said:

"I'm calling on people to to come out in their droves on Wednesday to send a very loud and very clear message to the Government parties that these unfair and unjust water charges must be scrapped.

“The huge shows of opposition to water charges in cities, towns and villages across the state in these past few months, have unsettled the Government to no small degree.

"Already we have seen this Government panic, flounder and back-peddle in the face of massive people power. Their revised package of measures announced in November in reaction to widespread public anger, does not go far enough.

“People marched throughout this state for the complete scrapping of these regressive water charges - not a temporary cap on bills.

"It's obvious that Fine Gael and Labour still don't get it - so lets make sure that their TDs inside Leinster House on Wednesday have no doubt where citizens stand on this issue."

The Right2Water 'People's Assembly' rally will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 10 December at Leinster House.

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