Call for support for National anti-water charges march and rally - Doolan
Sinn Féin's Councillor Daithí Doolan will be speaking at today's Right2Water press conference, launching the campaign's website and details of the national anti-water charges march.
Speaking at the press conference, Councillor Doolan said;
“Sinn Féin opposes water charges. We believe the Right2Water campaign will be essential to overturning these charges. It is an important coalition of forces including trade unions, political parties and campaign groups.
“Like all service charges the water charges will impact on low income families the most. The lone parent and pensioner will pay the same as the Taoiseach and the millionaire. This is wrong and must be resisted.
“Water charges have been a disaster for this government. This regressive tax will only be reversed when the government feels the pressure of people power and is left with no option but to do the right thing.
“Sinn Féin is centrally involved in the Right2Water campaign. We believe water is a right and are committed to the abolition of water charges. The more unions, activists and community groups that become involved in this campaign the sooner we will see the end of these charges.
“The national March on Saturday, October 11th will be essential to putting this campaign on the map. Everyone who opposes this charge should join with us on the march. If people have meters or not they should be on the march. If people decided to return their Irish Water forms or not they should be on the march, if people decide to pay or not to pay they should be on the march.
“Sinn Féin will be working with others to ensure that water charges are reduced to the rubbish bin of history sooner rather than later.”