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From Cavan to Cork: Right2Water announces details of local Water Charges Demonstration Events on Jan Saturday 23rd

category national | bin tax / household tax / water tax | event notice author Monday January 18, 2016 12:38author by right2water - Right2Water Report this post to the editors

Campaign warns public opposition to water charges will be reflected in ballot boxes

Campaign warns public opposition to water charges will be reflected in ballot boxes

The Right2Water campaign has announced details of local events planned for Saturday January 23rd to highlight the campaign’s ongoing demand for the abolition of water charges. Nearly 30 different events are planned in a range of locations from Cavan to Dublin to Cork.
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Campaign warns public opposition to water charges will be reflected in ballot boxes The Right2Water campaign has announced details of local events planned for Saturday January 23rd to highlight the campaign’s ongoing demand for the abolition of water charges. Nearly 30 different events are planned in a range of locations from Cavan to Cork, and a full list of events, venues and times is available here http://www.right2water.ie/events or see below.

In a statement, the Right2Water campaign today said:

“As the Government parties gear up for a General Election, they need to be told loud and clear that public opposition to water charges remains unabated – and will be reflected in the ballot box come polling day.

“Not only are water charges being used to give tax breaks to the richest in society and corporations but this Government have now opened the door to the privatisation of our human Right2Water. We are the only EU country with zero water poverty because we already pay for our water through progressive general taxation based on need, not means. We are determined it will stay that way.

“On January 23rd, people around the country will have an opportunity to remind their local politicians that water will be the number one issue in this election campaign”, the statement concluded.

The next set of Right2Water demonstrations take place on Saturday, 23rd January 2016 in locations all across the country. Most events take place at 2pm but some are earlier so check the details for your own local area.

Below is a list of all Right2Water events scheduled for Saturday, 23rd January 2016. This list will be updated over the coming days.

[Official Right2Water event page]

Carlow/Kilkenny - Liberty Tree, Carlow Town - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Cavan - Argos Car Park, Cavan Town - 1:30 PM [Facebook Event] | Clare* - Limerick City Hall - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Cork - Grand Parade - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Donegal - Mr. Chippie, Letterkenny - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Dublin - Local - St. Peter's Church, Phibsboro, D7 - 1:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Dublin City Centre Event - Connolly Station & Christchurch - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Dun Laoghaire - People's Park - 11:00 AM | Galway - Eyre Square - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Kerry - McKenna's Corner, Listowel - 12 NOON [Facebook Event] | Kerry - Greyhound Track, Tralee - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Kildare - Castletown Gates, Celbridge - 10.30am | Kildare - Kildare Co. Council HQ, Naas - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Limerick - Limerick City Hall - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Longford/Westmeath - Battery Road, Longford Town - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Louth - Fairgreen, Dundalk - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Mayo - Castlebar - 1:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Meath - Enfield - 12:00 AM [Facebook Event] | Meath - Navan - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Meath - Oldcastle - 4:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Meath-East - Arkle Monument, Ashbourne - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Monaghan - Church Square - 1 PM [Facebook Event] | Offaly - Emmett Square, Birr, Co. Offaly - 2PM | Sligo/Leitrim - GPO, Sligo - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Tipperary - Sarsfield Street, Clonmel - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Waterford - The Glen, Waterford - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event] | Wexford - Community School Car Park, Gorey - 2:00 pm [Facebook Event] | Wexford - Riverbank Carpark, Wexford Town - 1.30 pm | Wicklow - Wicklow Co. Council HQ, Wicklow Town - 2:00 PM [Facebook Event]

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Did you know:

  • Ireland uses 20% less water than countries with metered charges in place.
  • Corporations use 90% of all water – yet are expected to pay only 22% of the costs.
  • Households only use 10% of all water – but are now expected to pay up to 78% of the costs.
  • Successive Irish governments have cut water funding by 65% since 2008 – and then say we need water charges to because our infrastructure needs investment.
  • When all of the costs of metering are taken into account, involving installation, maintenance, administration and replacement, the cost for water provision DOUBLES from an average of €350 per household to €700 per household!
  • The Irish government has used the implementation of water charges to give tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest in our society.

Privatisation is the real agenda! International research shows that domestic water meters don’t make any difference to the amount of water used by families.

The proposed expenditure on water metering would mean spending more than €1 billion which we don’t have, on something we don’t need!” Engineers Ireland, 2011.

Then why are they bringing in charges? Because water is highly profitable!

  • In the UK, water prices have increased by DOUBLE the amount of average goods since 1989
  • Water companies make DOUBLE the annual profits of non-financial companies in the UK
  • The dividends paid to the owners of water companies in the UK are DOUBLE that returned to an average private non-financial firm.

Related Link: http://www.right2water.ie/events

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