Right2Water Thurles protest

The Thurles Right2Water Committee is pleased to announce that our first protest in Thurles will be going ahead on Saturday the 8th of November, assembling at 2pm in the Premier Hall Thurles.

The Thurles Right2Water Committee is pleased to announce that our first protest in Thurles will be going ahead on Saturday the 8th of November, assembling at 2pm in the Premier Hall Thurles.

Last Saturday we witnessed the localization of the national fight for our right to water. All over the country, despite the appalling water conditions, the people of Ireland took to the streets. Water did not stop us in our fight for water. The Government still has not got the message. The people of Ireland have risen together to stop the commodification of the very resource that they as human beings need to survive.

Water should not be a resource that is dictated by money. Water must be freely and equally accessible to all regardless of monitory worth, social standing or economic status. Our water belongs to the people of Ireland and we must establish our right to the water of our own land for the sake of our children and future generations. It is a commonly held view in economic circles that “water will be to this century what oil was to the last”. There is quite a lot of water in Ireland, I’m sure you are aware. We are sitting on a massively valuable resource, and we must fight to hold on to this most precious of resources in trust for future generations.

We believe that nothing less than a referendum and the constitutional enshrinement of our right to water on the island of Ireland should even make us consider co-operating with the farcical, bureaucratic, quango corporate entity, Irish Water. We are standing together; we have them all on the run. We implore the people of Thurles and indeed all of the people of this island, hold fast, join your fellow citizens, say united and stay the course.

This Saturday we will march in Thurles, a historic town in the heart of Tipperary, in the heart of Ireland. Over 100 years ago there was an attempt to suppress our culture, our national sports and the GAA was founded here in Thurles. Now we are in the midst of another battle, this time we fight for our very right to water.

The Thurles Right2Water Committee is calling for a massive show of strength this Saturday only weeks away from the deadline to register. We are calling on the people of Thurles to stand up to the Irish Water scam, join the rest of the country and have your say in the very heart of our island. In four weeks time we will all march on the brain of our country, Dublin. Let’s make sure the heart has the first say.