Mayo National Citizens Movement hosting major public meeting on water charges in Ballina.

Focus on how campaign of public solidarity will force reversal of water services legislation.

Sligo News File Online.


National Citizens Movement (MAYO) along with Right2Water Mayo will host an open public meeting to launch the “Can’t Pay – Won’t Pay” information and solidarity campaign in the Manor Hotel (formerly Ridgepool Hotel), Ballina, this coming Wedensday night, 21 January, at 7:30pm.

This meeting, say the organisers, “will detail to people of north Mayo the facts about the water charges and how a campaign of public solidarity will defeat the water charges and bring about a reversal of the Water Services legislation and Irish Water.

“We are also hosting another county-level demonstration as our part in the national Right2Water campaign. As January 31st is now a national day of protest once again, Ballina and Castlebar will be marching once again.

“The Ballina march will gather at Diamond’s Car Park, Bury St. at 2:30 pm and the march will commence at 3 pm.

“The Castlebar march is gathering at Castle St. Carpark, Castlebar at 11:30 am and marching at 12 noon.

“With a pending general election, likely to be called at a whim by our current government, the people are now becoming extremely well attuned to the political landscape and citizen movements have a prime opportunity to inform the people of our localities about their rights, protections and options given the current situation the country of Ireland finds itself in.”