More than 80,000 protestors again say No to water charges

Scale of Dublin turnout sends shivers down spines of government

Sligo News File Online

Irish WaterOrganisers of last weekend’s mass demonstration against water taxes have said they will continue to mobilise against the charges.

It is estimated that more than 80,000 took part in the protest, raising fears in government circles that the charges and the future of Irish Water are destined to feature heavily in the coming general election.

Although Environment Minister, Alan Kelly declared that water charges are here to stay, Finian McGrath, an Independent TD, said the scale of Saturday’s protest was a message to the government that the charges must be abolished.