The TDs were speaking in advance of the local Right2Water Demonstrations, which has been organised to take place in Letterkenny this Saturday 1st November.
The Donegal Deputies said water is a right for all our citizens and is paid for through general taxation.
“The charges being implemented by this Government are unnecessary, unjust and will cause huge hardship to families and communities who have already been devastated by the Government’s relentless pursuit of the austerity agenda.
“Sinn Féin has consistently opposed Water Charges both North and South – a Sinn Féin Minister blocked them in the North and a Sinn Féin Government would end them in the south. We have made a clear commitment to reverse water charges in Government.
“Water Charges can be beaten in the streets and through the Ballot box. This Government has demonstrated through its budget response to the By Election results and the massive turnout at the Right2Water protest in Dublin a number of weeks ago that it is not immune to public pressure.
As part of the Right2Water campaign, Sinn Féin say they are committed to campaigning here and now to defeat water charges.
“We are standing shoulder to shoulder with families, communities and campaign groups who are opposed to water charges.
“In order for the campaign to bring an end water charges to be successful all groups must work together to ensure maximum support and momentum for this campaign right across the state. It is clear that a strong campaign, comprising of all those opposed to water charges across all of our towns and communities has the potential to defeat these charges and I am calling on all those who oppose these charges to mobilise on Saturday and send a clear message to this Government of our opposition to these unjust charges.”
Sinn Féin is part of the Right2Water campaign.
The Right2Water campaign is a broad based organisation made up of a number of campaigning groups which promotes water as a human right.
The campaign is opposed to the introduction of water charges in Ireland. It is not advocating a ‘pay’ or ‘don’t pay’ position.Tags: