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 […]

Water charges: Beat the Bullies

As a direct result of the mass water charges revolt in the autumn of last year with hundreds of thousands on the streets the Government found itself left with no sanctions to make people pay the hated charges.

Water charges: Beat the Bullies

Sink Irish Water with Mass Non-Payment As a direct result of the mass water charges revolt in the autumn of last year with hundreds of thousands on the streets the Government found itself left with no sanctions to make people pay the hated charges. Now they are trying to deal with this by bringing emergency legislation […]

SWP Statement: We need to build the boycott and get political

Thousands of people marched against water charges in Dublin today. Protesters waved Greek flags in solidarity with the Greek people. The movement against the water charges is changing, the battle is moving from one front to another. The protests on the streets are smaller but the mass boycott is strong.

SWP Statement: We need to build the boycott and get political

Thousands of people marched against water charges in Dublin today. Protesters waved Greek flags in solidarity with the Greek people. The movement against the water charges is changing, the battle is moving from one front to another. The protests on the streets are smaller but the mass boycott is strong. The Government admitted that almost […]

Anti-Water Charges campaigners say YES

Socialist Worker interviewed a number of anti-water charges campaigners on their attitude to the Marriage Equality referendum and found strong support for a YES vote.

Anti-Water Charges campaigners say YES

Socialist Worker interviewed a number of anti-water charges campaigners on their attitude to the Marriage Equality referendum and found strong support for a YES vote. Councillor John Lyons of People Before Profit who has played a major role in the movement on Dublin’s north side made a call for a YES vote from the platform […]

Conference convened by R2W Unions: Build an active, democratic, principled Left

The anti-water charges movement, which has seen hundreds of thousands mobilise and become active in campaigning, has transformed politics in this country. It has forced climbdowns by the government and given people confidence and hope that the austerity agenda can be defeated. It has opened a potential to build a significant Left, working class political movement.

Conference convened by R2W Unions: Build an active, democratic, principled Left

The following statement has been agreed between the People Before Profit Alliance, the Anti-Austerity Alliance and some independent activists including Cllr Brendan Young. The anti-water charges movement, which has seen hundreds of thousands mobilise and become active in campaigning, has transformed politics in this country. It has forced climbdowns by the government and given people […]

Water Charges: Thousands march for non-payment

Ten thousand people protested in Dublin yesterday- marching from Parnell Square to the Dial where many people binned their bills in a show of mass defiance against Irish Water.

Water Charges: Thousands march for non-payment

Ten thousand people protested in Dublin yesterday- marching from Parnell Square to the Dial where many people binned their bills in a show of mass defiance against Irish Water. Over the next few weeks bills will be landing in people’s letter boxes and the Government will begin upping the propaganda to try and chip away […]

Water Charges Keep Up the Pressure!

The government was forced to backtrack on water charges by the huge protests. But they are playing a long game and not giving up on their plans to make us pay for, and privatize, water.

Water Charges Keep Up the Pressure!

The government was forced to backtrack on water charges by the huge protests. But they are playing a long game and not giving up on their plans to make us pay for, and privatize, water. One sign of this is the battles over the installation of water meters. It’s not in the media but Irish Water […]

Right2Water Protest

The great 80,000 strong Right2Water demonstration of March 21 proved beyond doubt, if proof was needed, that the anti-water charges movement has not gone away.

Right2Water Protest

The great 80,000 strong Right2Water demonstration of March 21 proved beyond doubt, if proof was needed, that the anti-water charges movement has not gone away. Now, as bills start to go out in April the main focus is going to be on the numbers refusing to pay. It is clear that if even a significant […]