7 April 2015, Tuesday
By Tom O’Sullivan
The We Won’t Pay campaign this morning announced plans for a major march and rally against the water charges for Cork city this Saturday afternoon (assemble City Library, Grand Parade 2pm).
With Irish Water bills due to start arriving in letterboxes throughout the country within days Saturday’s march and rally is aimed at spreading the message that water charges can be defeated by mass non-payment of the bills.
The march will assemble at the City Library on the Grand Parade at 2pm and a major rally and organising meeting will be held in the Metropole Hotel directly after the march.
Organisers believe that if non-payment of water charges can be built to the 50 percent mark by the time of a General Election that the next Government will find it very difficult not to abolish the charge.
We Won’t Pay spokesman Cllr Mick Barry said this morning: “Remember – Irish Water want the price of water to rise sharply when the cap is gone and if they have their way families will end up being billed up to 200 euro per person adult and child alike leaving some households with bills between 500 and 1,000 euro. But mass non-payment of the bills will pile the pressure on in the runup to the General Election and can force the abolition of the charge.”