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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Saturday October 25, 2014 12:17 by Charlie   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 26, 2014 02:10)
Republican Network for Unity activists discovered water meters in Belfast despite NI Water denying their installation. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Tuesday October 21, 2014 23:52 by Right2Water   text 11 comments (last - friday november 28, 2014 17:04)   image 1 image
Sat Nov 1st is going to be a Right2Water National Day of Local Protests from 12am onwards

The Right2Water campaign is helping to coordinate dozens of local demonstrations across Ireland, all due to take place on November 1st.

Following on from one of the largest national demonstrations in Irish history, the Right2Water campaign says it will continue to build a mass movement of opposition to water charges.

The campaign – which involves trade unions, political parties and community groups – believes people are angry and unified in their opposition to these unfair charges.

The campaign is asking all anti-water charges groups – including political parties – to unify and work together to ensure as large a demonstration as possible in their home towns and cities. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:40 by Paddy Hackett   text 8 comments (last - wednesday october 15, 2014 23:58)
Single issue demands such as the movement against water rates hold back the class struggle by suggesting that capitalism can continue in the absence of these charges or taxes. This is because such demands are not embedded in a programme of an interlinked series of demands that challenges the capitalist system. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 08, 2014 14:30 by Luke Eastwood   text 3 comments (last - monday october 13, 2014 22:14)   image 1 image
The Irish government is charging for public water as part of its TISA signup. This is just the start, we will all pay for all water if they have their way, even if we don't get any services from Irish Water. The eventual plan will be to privatize all resources so that absolutely nothing will be free in this country. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Sunday October 05, 2014 23:28 by pbp   text 14 comments (last - monday october 20, 2014 20:02)   image 12 images
Irish Water has sent you an ‘application pack’ and they want you to fill in details about your household, including your PPS number. Don't engage. People power can beat them.

Resistance to Irish Water has taken in hold in many estates that have been protesting.

There is a massive national demonstration on October 11th at 2pm, stating at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin.

If you want to fight the water charges locally and nationally join us read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Sunday September 21, 2014 03:28 by Jay   text 3 comments (last - wednesday october 22, 2014 07:21)
Irish Water have resorted to recruiting private military contractors..... Pathetic nasty people...

http://www.gumtree.ie/a-drivers-security/dublin/special...75909 read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 04, 2014 15:18 by Luke Eastwood   text 3 comments (last - friday november 07, 2014 11:12)
Water is becoming a corporate resource - the sell off of Irish Water is almost certain Call me a cynic, but I am absolutely convinced that the current Irish government has created Uisce Éireann (Irish Water) with the sole purpose of selling Ireland’s water rights to the private sector within the next decade. Already Uisce Éireann has wasted over €80 million euro in consultancy fees paid to the private sector and it will continue to use private sector contractors to carry out its work, at as yet unknown cost. It is only the fact that it would be political suicide for the government right now that prevents a share issue in the near future. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Friday April 25, 2014 23:07 by no water taxes   image 1 image
Opposition to water charges has taken the Direct Action route with residents in a Cork housing estate preventing workers from Irish
Water from installing smart meters. Irish Water is the quango that has so far provided over €70 million in setup fees to consultants
and various private firms and the government reckons it will cost up to €1,000 million to get it fully run and running. It will
then be handed over to the private sector so that they can squeeze hard pressed people for money for the rest of their lives.
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A picture is worth 1000 words but was this one worth 20,000 euro of taxpayers money?
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Monday March 24, 2014 14:56 by fred   text 2 comments (last - thursday may 29, 2014 14:44)   image 1 image
broadsheet.ie have put together a great timelline for the activities of Irish water thus far. It makes for very interesting reading. That is, If you are into reading about how our lords and masters and their capitalist friends are taking us for a ride at our own expense and the loss of what should be very basic state run services that should never be run as for profit services. After reading this expect it to be your blood and not the kettle that is boiling! read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Saturday March 22, 2014 00:53 by pm   image 1 image
This forum will bring together activists who fought the home taxes to learn lessons from other campaigns, such as the Greek SOS Water Campaign and the Anti-Bedroom Tax campaign in Scotland and to discuss how to make water tax a major issue and build a campaign against it now and into the autumn. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Wednesday February 26, 2014 22:32 by pbp   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 03, 2014 10:25)   image 2 images
Brid Smith on behalf of People Before Profit will hold a major conference on the politics and strategies related to resisting water privatisation. Speakers will include activists from Bolvia to Paris -places where mass action succeeded in beating the corporations and winning safe public water supply. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Wednesday January 08, 2014 22:28 by David Gross   text 2 comments (last - sunday january 12, 2014 12:24)   1 attached file
The Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes is one of dozens of grassroots tax resistance struggles featured in a new book that is designed to help such campaigns to succeed. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Saturday December 21, 2013 10:39 by anon   text 3 comments (last - wednesday january 01, 2014 11:55)   image 1 image
Luke Ming Flanagan had done his research. He knew that the word ‘piss’ was not a banned word within the rarified and sensitive environs of Dail Eireann. He had checked out the Consumer Act in order to bolster his political point.

He then planned and carried out a very clever and effective political stunt to guarantee maximum publicity.

Flanagan wanted to highlight the fact that the Government was planning to charge people for the ‘privilege’ of drinking contaminated water. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Tuesday September 10, 2013 01:48 by anon   text 10 comments (last - saturday september 21, 2013 22:31)   image 7 images   video 1 video file
FIVE YEARS after the onset of economic crisis, the policy of bank bail-outs and austerity is a disastrous failure. Unemployment remains at crisis levels and tens of thousands of educated young people leave the country every year.
Over 180,000 people are unable to pay their mortgages; poverty and homelessness are on the rise; and workers’ pay, conditions and rights are under serious attack . Vulnerable groups such as those with disabilities, mental health issues, special needs or lone parents are repeatedly attacked. Our health, education and public services are being cut to ribbons.
We need to come together to co-ordinate resistance to further cuts and austerity taxes in the forthcoming budget. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Tuesday July 02, 2013 22:00 by wsm   text 2 comments (last - monday july 08, 2013 00:04)
The Workers Solidarity Movement has decided to withdraw from the Campaign Against Home and Water Taxes. Please see statement below. We have made a donation of €1,000 towards paying off the debts of CAHWT. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Monday May 27, 2013 20:00 by Turing   text 2 comments (last - wednesday may 29, 2013 23:21)
The CAHWT today responded to a claim by Revenue spokesperson, Vivienne Dempsey, that payment of the property tax is "inevitable".

CAHWT spokesperson, Ruth Coppinger, said : "There is nothing inevitable about paying the property tax. People can and will choose to take part in a boycott as a way of exerting political pressure on the government. Hundreds of thousands are likely to take part in an organised boycott of this unjust bondholder tax. Many have simply decided they have no more to give."
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / photo-essay Saturday April 13, 2013 21:10 by T   text 2 comments (last - monday april 15, 2013 00:16)   image 21 images
The anti-property tax demo took place today (Sat) assembling at the Garden of Remembrance / Parnell Square and then heading off down O'Connell street and to Dublin Castle. There was a turnout of between approximately 5,000 and 8,000. At Dublin Castle the entrance was sealed off by a line of Garda. Crowds gathered just below where a platform was setup where a number of speakers spoke to the crowd. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Friday April 05, 2013 21:38 by CAHWT   text 1 comment (last - saturday april 13, 2013 23:42)   image 2 images
On Sat April 13th the EU Ministers of Finance are assembled in Dublin Castle. Join the National Protest to Stop Property Tax Robbery Assemble 12:30 Garden of Remembrance / Parnell Square to march to Dublin castle #ResistTheRobbery #A13 read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Sunday March 17, 2013 23:21 by CAHWT
This meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to discuss the Property Tax, to get information on the details of this unjust tax, and the boycott.

Speaker Cllr. Bríd SMith. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Wednesday March 13, 2013 00:13 by CAHWT   text 7 comments (last - sunday march 17, 2013 23:38)   image 1 image   1 attached file
To defeat the property tax YOU have to get involved Don’t register for the tax – do not return the form which the Revenue Commissioners will send to you in March Go to your local public meeing when it is held and find out how you can become an acive member of the campaign Join any local or naional protests which the campaign organises. read full story / add a comment
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