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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

LINKS:

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105223

Clare Daly with campaigners outside the Boylesports office in Westmoreland Street, Dublin on January 30th
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Today we are publishing a copy of an open letter sent to the Judges of Ireland by Integrity Ireland relating to corruption in the legal system.

Dear JAAB / Courts Service Staff;

Please ensure that the attached email letter (also by recorded post) is
brought to the personal attention of each of the persons listed on page
3, and that the contents are made known to any and all Courts Service
Staff members, solicitors, barristers and Registrars, who may in any way
be implicated in facilitating the criminal activities as referenced
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‘A draft waste plan was presented to Dublin City Councillors this morning which allows for greater centralisation in the management of waste.

‘The plan was based on research drawn up by the company RPS. This company has already had an undue influence in Irish policy making. Two of the directors of Irish Water have already come from this company. read full story / add a comment
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Integrity Ireland which was setup to expose and fight corruption in our legal
and justice system has written an Open Letter to President Higgins because of
the unprecedented obstalces and obstructions that they have encountered.

The open letter reproduced below is seeking the protection of the Presidential Office in the
event we have to arrest two of our most senior judges for criminal conspiracy on Friday January
30th next.. read full story / add a comment
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