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offsite link News Round-Up Fri Sep 24, 2021 00:18 | Michael Curzon
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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Dublin - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

Right 2 Water National Demonstration - Sat 17th Sept @ 2pm

category dublin | bin tax / household tax / water tax | event notice author Thursday August 04, 2016 22:02author by right2water Report this post to the editors

The next Right2Water national demonstration takes place on Saturday 17th of September from 2pm onwards.

Right2Water will be hosting another national demonstration in Dublin to tell our government to respect our democracy and abolish water charges
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Water charges are an affront to democracy

Two out of every three members of Dáil Éireann were elected with a mandate to abolish unfair water charges in the 2016 General Election. Despite this overwhelming majority, the Irish government is refusing to listen to the electorate and scrap the charges. Instead, an “expert panel” has been established – hand-picked by a Minister who supports water charges – to deliver a report with the hope of giving Irish Water a lifeline.

TELL OUR GOVERNMENT TO ACCEPT THE DEMOCRATIC WILL OF THE IRISH PEOPLE
If it’s not about privatisation, where is our referendum?

An even larger majority were returned to the Dáil stating they would like a referendum to enshrine public ownership of our water in the Constitution. Despite this, the government is refusing to allow that referendum. If it’s not about selling our water over to private investors, prove us wrong, give us the referendum.

DEMAND A REFERENDUM NOW
The EU


The EU Commission is on record as saying, “The Commission believes that the privatisation of public utilities, including water supply firms, can deliver benefits to the society when carefully made. To this end, privatisation should take place one the appropriate regulatory framework has been prepared to avoid abuses by private monopolies.” Essentially, they are saying Irish Water should be privatised and the sector should be opened up to other private companies. Under the Water Framework Directive, Ireland is exempt from domestic water charges but the EU Commission has decided to intervene in Irish democracy stating that water should be paid for through domestic water charges irrespective of the will of the Irish people. We know their real agenda is privatisation.

TELL THE EU COMMISSION IT'S NOT THEIR DECISION, IT'S OURS
TTIP & CETA

Saturday, 17th September 2016 is European day against TTIP and CETA, two international trade agreements that are currently being negotiated between the EU and the US and Canada respectively. These agreements are a danger to our water services along with our workplace rights, health and safety standards, environmental protections, public services and much more. The agreements have a private court where corporations can sue sovereign governments for introducing measures that protect their citizens.

REJECT TTIP AND CETA
Water poverty

Ireland is currently the only country in Europe with zero water poverty. Our government want to change that and introduce this new form of poverty to the Irish people. Remember, according to the government’s own figures, when the cap ends in 2018, the costs of water will probably have to double in order to meet the EU market corporation test. And that’s just the beginning…

SAY NO TO FUTURE WATER POVERTY

Irish Water has been set up for privatisation. We must stand against that on Saturday, 17th September 2016. Be there!

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