Above from left: Wicklow community activist Fiona Nichols with Unite official and Right2Water coordinator Brendan Ogle and Solidarity TD Paul Murphy
Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2
Right2Water activists, including Brendan Ogle and Paul Murphy, welcomed the “now inevitable” ending of domestic water charges and blanket metering programme, the “consensus that there must be a referendum on protecting the ownership of the public water system in the Constitution” and called on all charges against water protesters to be dropped.
Community campaigner Fiona Nichols, from Wicklow added:
“This is our win, it is a win for a peoples’ movement all over Ireland, but while it is a massive win it is also a partial win. We want all single meters gone.
These meters save nothing, suck up money needed to fix leaks and ultimately they become the hardware of water privatisation”
Details of the planned Right2Water demonstration in Dublin next Saturday were also confirmed.