Stopping the charge


All republican and left-wing groups have committed to support local demonstrations taking place today [Saturday, November 1] in every county across Ireland as part of the ‘Right2Water’ campaign. The protests are expected to be the largest Ireland has seen in decades.

Following on from one of the largest national demonstrations in Irish history, the Right2Water campaign says it will continue to build a mass movement of opposition to water charges.

The campaign - which involves trade unions, political parties and community groups - believes people are angry and unified in their opposition to these unfair charges.

The campaign is asking all anti-water charges groups - including political parties - to unify and work together to ensure as large a demonstration as possible in their home towns and cities.

The strength of the Right2Water campaign is its diversity and its broad based unity. “If we all work together we can defeat these water charges and return to a water supply system that is based on need and not on ability to pay.”

In order to be involved in the campaign you only need to have two beliefs: Water is a human right; and Water charges should be abolished.

Another national demonstration will be organised in the coming weeks as the campaign continues to grow. Here are today’s local demonstrations.


Carlow, Carlow, 2pm Liberty Tree.

Cavan, 2pm beside Argos on the Dublin Road

Cavan, 2pm, Market Square

Clare, Ennis, O’Connell Monument 2pm.

Clare, Shannon, Shannon Town CTR Carpark (behind Kincora).

Cork, Bandon, 12pm Main Bridge.

Cork, Clonakilty, 1pm Astna Square

Cork, Cork City, 2pm, Library, Grand Parade.

Cork, Fermoy, 2pm Chapel Square.

Cork, Mallow, 2pm, assemble at the west end of Mallow.

Cork, Youghal, Barry’s Lane, 1pm.

Donegal, Ballyshannon, Saturday 2pm

Donegal, Letterkenny, 2pm, Mr Chippy Roundabout

Donegal, Lifford, 2pm, Bottom of Croahan Heights

Dublin, Artane, 11am, Our Lady of Conselation Car Park.

Dublin, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, various community demonstrations convening at the Blanchardstown town centre at 1pm.

Dublin, Ballyfermot, 1pm Civic Centre.

Dublin, Blanchardstown, Bank of Ireland, Blanchardstown Village, 1pm.

Dublin, Cabra, 12pm Cabra Bingo Hall.

Dublin, Cabra, 2pm, Naomh Fionnbarra GAA Club.

Dublin, Dublin Central, Phibsboro, St Peter’s Church , 1pm.

Dublin, Clondalkin, 2.30pm from County Council.

Dublin, Coolock, Stall Northside Shopping Centre.

Dublin, Crumlin, 1pm Crumlin Shopping Centre.

Dublin, Donaghmede/Kilbarrack, 11:30am, Donaghmede Shopping Centre.

Dublin, Donnybrook, 1pm, Beechill.

Dublin, Donnycarney, Stall at Donnycarney Church.

Dublin, Drimnagh, 1pm Galtymore Shops.

Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, 1pm Glasthule Dart.

Dublin, Dundrum, 2pm, Dundrum Luas Bridge

Dublin, Finglas, 11.30am Cappagh House / 1pm outside Bank of Ireland Finglas Village,

Dublin, Greenhills (D12), Greenhills Church, 1:30pm.

Dublin, Harolds Cross, 1pm.

Dublin, Lucan, 2pm, Lucan Community Centre.

Dublin, North Inner City, 12 noon, Meet at Five Lamps, North Strand.

Dublin, Pearse Street, 1pm, Erne St Post Office

Dublin, Rialto, 12:30pm, Ardee St/Cork St.

Dublin, Ringsend, 12:30 Ringsend Library.

Dublin, Stoneybatter, 12pm, Tesco Car Park, Prussia Street.

Dublin, Tallaght, 11am Dominican St. Mary’s Priory Tallaght.

Dublin, Walkinstown, 1:30pm, Lidl, Walkinstown Avenue.

Dublin, York Street, Dublin 2 at 1pm

Fingal, Swords, 11.30am Pavilions March to Fingal Co.Co.

Galway, Ballinasloe, Library Car Park, 4pm.

Galway, Galway, 1pm Spanish Arch.

Kerry, Tralee, 1pm Horan Centre.

Kildare, Athy, 1.45 The Arches, Athy.

Kildare, Celbridge, 12pm Rally Castletown Gates.

Kildare, Leixlip, Rally meeting point Leixlip Fire Station 2pm.

Kildare, Maynooth, 1pm, The Square.

Kildare, Naas, 1:30pm The Courthouse.

Kildare, Newbridge, 2pm Ballymany shops, Newbridge.

Kilkenny, 1:30pm, Assemble at the train station.

Laois, Portarlington, 2pm, Carpark of School across from St Michael’s Church.

Laois, Laois County Hall Car Park, 2pm.

Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, 1pm, Tesco Car Park.

Limerick, Limerick City, 2pm Bedford Row.

Limerick, 1:45pm, various meeting points including: Treaty Stone, Clancy Strand Punches Cross, O’Connell Ave Claughaun GAA Club, Childers Road Westbury Shopping Centre, by Tesco (meet 1pm for this one) Longford, Longford, Battery Road

Louth, Ardee, 2pm Catholic Church.

Louth, Drogheda, 2pm O’Rahallaigh’s GAA club to Shop Street.

Louth, Dundalk, 2pm Fairgreen.

Meath, Navan, 2pm Fair Green.

Meath, Kells, Rally starting at 2pm at Fair Green Kells.

Meath, Ashbourne, Arkle Statue 2pm.

Meath, Duleek, Duleek Village 12 noon.

Mayo, Ballina, 1:30pm, Diamonds Carpark.

Mayo, Castlebar, 1pm, Market Square.

Monaghan, Monaghan, 2pm, Courthouse

Offaly, Birr, 2pm, Old Post Office, Emmet Square.

Offally, Edenderry, 1:30pm, Dunnes Stores Car Park

Offally, Tullamore, 2pm, GAA Arden Road.

Roscommon, Boyle, 1:30pm Royal Hotel Carpark.

Roscommon, Roscommon Town, 2pm The Mart.

Sligo, Sligo, 2pm GPO Sligo.

Tipperary, Carrick-on-suir, 3pm, Castlefield

Tipperary, Cashel, 1:45pm, The Plaza, Main Street.

Tipperary, Nenagh, 2pm, Railway Square.

Tipperary, Roscrea, 3pm, Tesco Carpark.

Tipperary, Tipperary Town, 3:45pm, Redmund Square.

Waterford, Portlaw, 12 noon, Main Village.

Waterford, Waterford City, Ballybricken Hill 2pm.

Westmeath, Athlone, 2pm, St Peters Church.

Westmeath, Mullingar, 2pm, Penneys Car Park.

Wexford, The Quay, New Ross, 2pm.

Wexford, Enniscorthy, 2pm, Fairgreen, Enniscorthy.

Wexford, Gorey, 2pm, Gorey Community School Car Park.

Wexford, Wexford Town, 2pm, Riverbank Hotel.

Wicklow, Blessington, 12pm, Aldi Car Park.

Wicklow, Bray, 2pm. Three assembly points: Lidl, Dell Boghall Rd. or St Fergals Church.

Wicklow, Greystones, 2pm from Civic Offices Mill Rd.

Wicklow, Wicklow, 12.30 Wicklow County Council.

Wicklow, Arklow, Fr. Murphy Monument, Parade Ground 1.45pm.

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