16 February 2016
By Bryan Smyth
Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit candidate for Cork North Central Mick Barry this morning called for a massive turnout at next Saturday’s Right2Water national demonstration in Dublin (assemble Parnell Square 2pm) which will demand the abolition of Irish Water and the water charge itself.
His comments came as the water issue emerges as a central issue on the doorsteps in the General Election and as water meter protests continue in the city in the Ballyvolane and Dublin Hill areas.
Cork will be visited tomorrow by Paul Murphy TD who will face trial for his part in 2014’s Jobstown anti-water charges protest.
Cllr Barry said this morning: “Saturday’s demonstration will be large and will copperfasten water charges as a major General Election issue. The establishment are desperate to make out that it has gone away as an issue but that is very far from being the case and Saturday will only serve to underline that point.”