25 August 2015
By David O’Sulivan
Anti Austerity Alliance Cork City Cllr Mick Barry this morning said that feedback on the ground indicates a “real possibility” that boycott levels on the 2nd round of Irish Water bills can exceed the 57% level of non-payment on the first bills.
His comments came as huge numbers of Irish Water bills arrived in Cork city yesterday and as the IRISH INDEPENDENT reports the launch of an Irish Water campaign to send out mass texts demanding payment.
Cllr Barry said: “Many people who oppose water charges but paid the first bill because they didn’t think the non-payment campaign could win are changing their minds in the aftermath of the high level of boycott on the first bills and Irish Water’s failure to pass the Eurostat market corporation test. The feedback on the ground is that there is a real possibility that the boycott levels could increase on the second bill.”
Meanwhile there are also indications strong support is building for this Saturday’s Right2Water national demonstration in Dublin and Cllr Barry urged Corkonians to travel on Saturday and keep the pressure on for the abolition of the charge.