Government plan to collect water charges from private tenants through private landlords will worsen already disastrous housing crisis
In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett has called on the government to hold an emergency debate on housing and homelessness in the Dail this week, following the tragic discovery this morning of a dead homeless man in a doorway on Molesworth St, opposite the Dail.
PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT ALLIANCE People Power and Water Charges
Tens of thousands have marched but the government is not listening. They have
given some concessions but once there is any water charge, it can always be
increased in future.
This government never got a mandate for its policies. The Labour Party was
elected on a promise to oppose water charges. So where is the democracy in all
The government is on the run and is desperately trying to get us to buy into water charges. They have cut the charges to take off the heat but as soon as the protest movement dies down, they can be increased again.
We should keep up the pressure until water charges are scrapped.
Words are cheap and so the Labour Minister, Alan Kelly, and Irish Water’s John Tierney were told by their PR advisors to say ‘sorry’. But the overall message from the FG-Labour government is that we are still going to try and bully you.