‘Funeral of Irish Water’ protest to be held next week

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Protesters at last weekend's anti-water charges protest in Dublin.

The public are being asked to take their Irish Water bills and deposit them in a coffin as a mark of protest, to take place in Galway next week, against both the highly mistrusted body and the Government’s water charges.

The protests come after a bad week for Irish Water and its already poor reputation in Galway, with allegations that the company only informed Moyola Park residents there was kerosene in their water supply five days after the combustable liquid was first detected.

Right2Water Galway will hold ‘Bury Your Bills At The Funeral Of Irish Water’ on Saturday April 11, to coincide with the commencement of Irish Water bills arriving at people’s homes. Assembling at the Spanish Arch at 1pm that day, attendees are asked to bring water charge bills, or any envelope to symbolically represent a water bill, to be deposited in the coffin. There will also be an opportunity to sign a book of condolences to pledge not to pay the water tax. This will be followed by a march from the Spanish Arch, up Shop Street, to Eyre Square for a grand finale.


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