A residents’ group from Letterkenny yesterday stormed a meeting of Donegal County Council in protest at water outages in their area.
Members of the Gort Na Greine Resident Association halted proceedings at the meeting in Lifford this afternoon over the ongoing water outages they say they have been experiencing for the past ten years.
The residents entered the chamber at 1 pm, holding signs and placards in protest against the water outages in their estate.
After five minutes of entering, one resident had had enough and shouted and demanded that something will be done about the water in their area.
Community Activist, Finn O’Donnell stood beside the resident and shouted “Ten years this is going and you have done nothing to help these people with their basic human rights. Every Letterkenny Councillor here should be ashamed of themselves.”
The meeting adjourned and residents spoke with councillors Gerry Mc Monagle, Adrian Glackin, Jimmy Kavanagh and Ciaran Brogan spoke with the residents of the Gort Na Greine.
Finn O’Donnell said after the protest “We were here a couple of weeks ago and the same councillors that were speaking to the residents today are the same councillors who were totally blanking them as they were walking into the council building when we were protesting.
“Only now when we held more direct action and entered the chamber and disrupted this meeting, did they start to come out to us and talk with us.”
The residents of Gort Na Grein have stated that they will be returning to the council building in Lifford again and again until the water outages are resolved and fully fixed.Tags: