‘Scrap the water charges’ meeting tonight

Sam Matthews

Reporter:

Sam Matthews

A public meeting entitled ‘Scrap the Water Charges’ will be held in the Pembroke Hotel this evening (Wednesday) at 8pm.

A public meeting entitled ‘Scrap the Water Charges’ will be held in the Pembroke Hotel this evening (Wednesday) at 8pm.

It is organised by the ‘We Won’t Pay’ campaign, an initiative of the Anti Austerity Alliance. Conor MacLiam of the Kilkenny AAA stated that he expects a large turnout following the massive demonstration in Dublin on Saturday.

The main purpose of the meeting will be to organise opposition to the water charges in Kilkenny and to coordinate with other areas, and to decide on a local demonstration aligning with a countrywide day of protest on November 1. The meeting will be addressed by AAA Councillor Michael O’Brien, from Dublin North East.

“Both by-elections have also highlighted the water charges issue, especially in Dublin South West with the success of AAA candidate Paul Murphy who made the election a referendum on the water charges,” Mr MacLiam has said.

It is also expected that their will be reports from areas which have organised against meter installations and that there will be plenty of time for questions on how charges can best be boycotted. The meeting was originally set for the Clubhouse Hotel, but will instead be in the Pembroke Hotel.