Upto 200,000 people marched against the imposition of water charges all over Ireland on November 1st. Irish Water protest 1st November 2014 © Paula Geraghty Local demonstrations were in local communities sponsored by the Right2Water campaign which has …

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Upto 200,000 people marched against the imposition of water charges all over Ireland on November 1st.

Irish Water protest 1st November  2014 © Paula Geraghty

Irish Water protest 1st November 2014 © Paula Geraghty

Local demonstrations were in local communities sponsored by the Right2Water campaign which has trade union involvement.

Here in Phibsboro, in Dublin’s northside, 2,000 gathered and then marched into the GPO to join in with another protest against water charges.

“It’s ridiculous that they are charging us for water”, said Brendan Kiernan.

Irish Water protest Phisboro then Land League anti water charges at GPO 1st November  2014

“Water 4 Life not 4 profit” banner at an Irish Water protest 1st November 2014 © Paula Geraghty

Ann Kenny said “”If this were the French their heads might be on spikes- Viva la revolution!”

Robert Ballagh, one of Ireland’s leading artists joined in the protests saying that “People are absolutely furious and hopefully that fury will result in an abandonment of this immoral and unjust charge.”

The protest joined up with other marches at the GPO where upto 25,000 gathered.

On October 11th over 120,000 marched in Dublin city centre.

Irish singer Damien Dempsey sang “Where oh where is James Connolly?” at the GPO watch video here.

The Right2Water campaign is holding a National People’s assembly at Dail Eireann on December 10th.

The Right2water campaign is asking people to sign a petition here to stop this attack on Ireland’s natural resources.
Video © Paula Geraghty


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