Anti Austerity Alliance say 2,000 marchers in Cork is proof that public do NOT like Irish Water charges

25 January 2016
By Elaine Murphy
Anti Austerity Alliance Councillor Mick Barry this morning said he is confident that water charges will be a major issue on the doorsteps in the General Election after more than 2,000 people marched in driving rain in support of the abolition of the charge in Cork city on Saturday.
Cllr Mick Barry
Cllr Mick Barry
“Labour, Blueshirts, Fianna Fail  –  Sack, Sack, Sack Them All!” and “No Way, We Won’t Pay!” were the chants which rang out on the streets of Cork as anti water charges campaigners staged a simultaneous march with other Right2Water demonstrations in Dublin, Limerick, Galway and 30 other locations nationwide.
Cllr Barry said this morning:  “I am confident that water charges will be a major issue on the  doorsteps in the General Election and I am appealing to people to use  their vote to increase the pressure for the complete abolition of both the water charge and Irish Water itself.”
“Saturday’s demonstrations were the first shot in a campaign which will culminate in a mass nationwide demonstration against water charges in Dublin the weekend before the General Election.”
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