Security is expected to be tightened after an announcement by Right2Water Donegal that they are to stag a protest at Environment Minister Alan Kelly’s visit to the county.
Minister Kelly is to attend the MacGill Summer School where he will take part in a debate on Irish Water in the Highlands Hotel in Glenties.
The organisers are calling on all those who oppose water charges to attend.
Right2Water have stressed that they will mount a peaceful and dignified protest.
Charlie Mc Dyer of Right2Water Donegal said their group embraces those who opposed water metering, those who have refused to register and those who support non-payment.
“People have also begun to make the connections between the struggle against water charges and other social and economic problems, there is also a gathering of momentum in the recognition of a need for a political challenge to the government in the upcoming election.’
“The aim of Right2Water remains the defeat of the government and the EU on water charges , and to prevent privatisation by enshrining in the Constitution a guarantee of public ownership of this vital natural resource.”
Owen Curran of Right2Water West Donegal added ‘We are gathering in Glenties to tell the Minister that we will not stand for the handing over of our water to private companies to make a profit from it, and of course remind him yet again that we already pay for water through general taxation.”
The organizers have also assured the Boyle family who run the Highlands Hotel and the people who organize the Mc Gill School, that , as always Right2Water intend to protest in a peaceful and disciplined manner .