[Audio] City Council meeting adjourned over Anti Water Tax Protestors

11th March 2014, Tuesday
By David O’Sullivan
david@TheCork.ie

Last nights meeting of Cork City Council was interrupted twice when anti
water tax protesters refused to sit down in the upper public gallery.

Labour Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy repeatedly asked the members of the
Ballyphehane-South Parish says no campaign to take their seats because
leaning on the railings in the historic chamber was dangerous.

However, when the campaigners ignored the Lord Mayors “health and safety”
concerns she suspended the meeting for 15 minutes, and on a second occasion
for another 10 minutes

The silent protesters then left.

Protest spokesman John Lonergan told TheCork.ie his group wants to educate
Cork residents about possible health complications with the new water
metres.
A meeting next week will be addressed next week by “Ballyhea says no”, and
MEP Candidate, Diarmuid O’Flynn. John Lonergan is hoping for a good turnout

0311-WATER-TAX-01-chairman-john-lonergan-explains-their-balcony-silent-protest.mp3

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