As people power forces water retreat- let’s talk about building an Ireland worth living in.

Fine Gael made water one of their ‘red lines’-they said they would never back down. Yet now we are looking at a ‘suspension’ of the charge until a commission decides what to do in nine months. This is a massive blow to the credibility of Fine Gael amongst their right wing support base.

As people power forces water retreat- let’s talk about building an Ireland worth living in.

Fine Gael made water one of their ‘red lines’-they said they would never back down. Yet now we are looking at a ‘suspension’ of the charge until a commission decides what to do in nine months. This is a massive blow to the credibility of Fine Gael amongst their right wing support base. The biggest […]

Water Charges – Still the Issue

The battle against Irish Water and their regressive charge has been the defining movement of a generation. For two years people have organised against meter installation community by community, protested locally and participated in massive national demonstrations tens of thousands strong.

Water Charges – Still the Issue

The battle against Irish Water and their regressive charge has been the defining movement of a generation. For two years people have organised against meter installation community by community, protested locally and participated in massive national demonstrations tens of thousands strong. Networks of people who had never been ‘activists’ before mobilised to stop water meters, […]

Jobstown 27 – the attack continues

Jobstown 27 – the attack continues

  John Lyons, People before Profit candidate for Dublin Bay North Dawn raids by swarms of Gardai, press leaks of summonses to appear in court, charges of violent disorder, criminal damage and false imprisonment, potential sentences including life imprisonment: all as a result of a sit-down protest which delayed an Irish politician in her car […]

As thousands march across Ireland- it’s time for change

On Saturday January 24th thousands of people marched across Ireland. The marches were organised as a Right2Water day of action and are a stepping stone to a massive national protest the Saturday before the election.

As thousands march across Ireland- it’s time for change

On Saturday January 24th thousands of people marched across Ireland. The marches were organised as a Right2Water day of action and are a stepping stone to a massive national protest the Saturday before the election. About 10,000 protested in Dublin city centre alone with another 10,000 in Cork and thousands marching in smaller protests taking […]

2016- Let’s make this a year for change

This year marks one hundred years since the 1916 rebellion. That generation fought to remove the boot heel of an Empire and create a more equal society.

2016- Let’s make this a year for change

This year marks one hundred years since the 1916 rebellion. That generation fought to remove the boot heel of an Empire and create a more equal society. For James Connolly and the Irish Citizen’s Army that society was a socialist society- where workers North and South would democratically control the wealth of society in the […]

The Right2 Change road show.

Right2Change is the political initiative created by the five (now six) trade unions who broke with the Labour Party to take part in the Right2Water anti-water charges movement.

The Right2 Change road show.

Right2Change is the political initiative created by the five (now six) trade unions who broke with the Labour Party to take part in the Right2Water anti-water charges movement. Its leading lights include Brendon Ogle of UNITE , John Douglas, President of ICTU and General Secretary of Mandate and Dave Gibney, also of Mandate. Having organised […]

Sink Irish Water – Sink the Government

As everyone knows Irish Water is on the ropes and the Fine Gael/Labour coalition is in disarray.

Sink Irish Water – Sink the Government

As everyone knows Irish Water is on the ropes and the Fine Gael/Labour coalition is in disarray. At least 57% of the people are not paying the charges and Irish Water are still unable to install meters in many areas. On top of that there has been the Eurostat ruling that Irish Water doesn’t qualify […]

Tens of thousands march- We can challenge the establishment.

Tens of thousands march- We can challenge the establishment.

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Dublin today, August 29th, to voice their anger over the imposition of the water charge by the Fine Gael Labour Government. Today’s protest shows how strong this people power movement is. People traveled from every corner of the country. The community resistance and protest movement […]

Protest, Boycott, Elections- use every tactic to beat Irish Water

Irish water is in big trouble. More than half the population have refused to pay the water charge. The Government's spin is unravelling.

Protest, Boycott, Elections- use every tactic to beat Irish Water

Irish water is in big trouble. More than half the population have refused to pay the water charge. The Government’s spin is unravelling. They said water charges were for conservation but you could leave your tap running and get a grant of €100. They said Irish Water would be ‘off balance’ from the State’s revenues […]

Eurostat ruling on Irish Water another setback for Irish Water and Government

The Eurostat ruling, which states that Irish Water must count towards the Irish national debt, is another blow for the Fine Gael Labour Government.

Eurostat ruling on Irish Water another setback for Irish Water and Government

The Eurostat ruling today, which has Irish Water counting towards the Irish national debt, is another blow for the Fine Gael Labour Government. The Government hoped that they could keep Irish Water off the books and that the company’s costs would not be added to the national debt. This accountancy trick has failed. Irish Water […]