Anti-water charge protest march in Clonmel this Saturday

Anti-water charges campaigner, Ann Condon.
An appeal has been issued to all in the county opposed to water charges to attend a protest march in Clonmel this Saturday .

An appeal has been issued to all in the county opposed to water charges to attend a protest march in Clonmel this Saturday .

Independent TD Seamus Healy called on people to attend the march and urged people to sign the national petition against the tax and lobby local Government Oireachtas members at an anti-water charges public meeting attended by about 80 people in Hearn’s Hotel in Clonmel on Monday night.

Saturday’s demonstration, organised by the Clonmel Anti-Water Charges Campaign, will start at the Main Guard at 12 noon and finish at the Town Hall where protesters will conduct a mass tearing up of Irish Water registration forms.

It will be followed by a second protest march in Carrick-on-Suir on Saturday, November 1, the day a series of anti-water charges demonstrations will take place nationwide. The march will start at Ormond Castle in the town at 3pm.

Meanwhile, public opposition to water charges in Clonmel intensified yesterday (Tuesday) as a group of residents living at Dromard on the Cashel Road protested when workers arrived to install meters for Irish Water at their homes.

The Workers & Unemployment Action Group organised public meeting on Monday heard residents in several housing estates in Carrick-on-Suir held meetings in the past week to organise campaigns of obstruction for when Irish Water arrives to install meters at their homes.

People from Clonmel and Carrick on Suir attended the water charge demonstration in Dublin city centre on Saturday when massive crowds turned out to protest