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Limerick Right2Water Protest - 23rd January 2016

29 December 2015

The Right2Water MidWest has announced that is will organise a Limerick protest as part of a series of nationwide demonstrations to take place on Saturday, 23rd January 2016. The Right2Water campaign includes political parties, community groups and six trade unions including the CPSU, CWU, Mandate, OPATSI, TEEU and Unite Trade Union.

Right2Water spokesperson, David Houlihan said: “We said at the beginning of the campaign that we would make water the number one issue in the run up to the general election and Limerick’s protest will go some way to making sure that is the case. 2016 is going to be the year of change in Ireland and that change begins on Saturday, 23rdof January. The best and most efficient way to pay for water is through general taxation, which is progressive and fair. Ireland is currently the only country in the EU which is guaranteed to not have water poverty – and we should keep it that way,”

Councillor Maurice Quinlivan said:“We’ve won the argument and the hundreds of thousands of people who have attended the Right2Water demonstrations have made their voices clear, they want water charges abolished and they want a political system that represents them and their families. That’s why we’re calling on every community group, political party member and every trade unionist to get involved and mobilise for their local demonstration. Change will only happen if we demand it.”