Right 2 Water Campaign – People Before Profit

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Noel McGuinness chats with JOHN LYONS from People Before Benefit about the Right2water campaign. The Right2Water campaign has called for a series of nationwide demonstrations to take place on Saturday, 23rd January 2016 – including a major demonstration in Dublin city centre. 2016 is going to be the year of change in Ireland and that change begins on Saturday, 23rd of January. The best and most efficient way to pay for water is through general taxation, which is progressive and fair.

Following recently-released figures from Irish Water that said that 61% of customers had paid bills, campaign organisers will be eager to get people out onto the streets in the numbers they had last year and in 2014, when tens of thousands marched through Dublin.

People Before Profit favours the abolition of water charges and the abolition of Irish Water.

Duration: 12'15" DATE: January 12, 2016
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Mark Finnegan
Interviewee:John Lyons
Themes:Local News, Local Current Affairs, Community Events
Keywords:abolition of water charges, Demonstrations, Right 2 Water Campaign
LocationDublin Time Period:2016
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20160112_NST_003
Rights:Creative Commons License
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