Tipperary ‘says no’ to water charges

Groups around the County are gearing up for a succession of protests in relation to the introduction of water charges.

Groups around the County are gearing up for a succession of protests in relation to the introduction of water charges.

After a recent meeting of all the ‘No to Water Charge Groups’ from around Tipperary, it was agreed to hold one large local protest before the next national gathering in Dublin on the 31st of January.

It was agreed to hold this protest in Cashel because of it been one of the most central towns in the county.

This will take place on the 24th of January and will assemble at 1.45pm on the Plaza, and start a March around the town at 2pm. All the no-to-water charges groups are encouraging people from all areas to travel to Cashel on this day and to send a very strong message to the Government TDs and to the Government itself that this is a charge too far for people who cannot and will not pay these “unjust charges”, say organisers. They are also asking people of Tipperary to travel to Dublin on the 31st of January for the national protest, and they are organising buses for this date and if anyone wants to avail of these please make contact with the local group in your area. For queries about the Cashel protest contact Cashel Cllr Martin Browne 087 4197578 or Eddie Gott 086 3412736. Speakers on the day will include Cllr Martin Browne , Seamus Healy TD, Lynn Boylan MEP, Richie Larkin from the Edenmore group and Derek Byrnes from Dublin ‘Says No’.