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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Government and Builders solution to Housing crisis: Lower standards of houses and increase profits!

Alan Kelly , the labour minister for the Environment, has lined up with building bosses in trying to stop local councils implementing higher standards in house building.

Government and Builders solution to Housing crisis: Lower standards of houses and increase profits!

Alan Kelly , the labour minister for the Environment, has lined up with building bosses in trying to stop local councils implementing higher standards in house building. DLR council had adopted the so called “Passive House” standard in house building and wanted to force all new housing projects to conform to this code. The move […]

Don’t let this Government bully you. Don’t give Irish Water a penny.

It was only a year ago that Phil Hogan was threatening anyone who refused to pay their water bill. "Water pressure will be turned down ‘to a trickle’ for people who don’t pay." Phils threats turned out to be empty.

Don’t let this Government bully you. Don’t give Irish Water a penny.

SWP statement: Threats on the water charge  It was only a year ago that Phil Hogan was threatening anyone who refused to pay their water bill. “Water pressure will be turned down ‘to a trickle’ for people who don’t pay.” Phils threats turned out to be empty. But since last May, when Phil made the above […]

Water Charges | The Boycott Begins

Water Charges | The Boycott Begins

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 […]