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PAYMENT OF WATER CHARGES WILL BE CONDITION OF NEW TENANT PURCHASE SCHEME

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27 Nov 2015 Comments Off on PAYMENT OF WATER CHARGES WILL BE CONDITION OF NEW TENANT PURCHASE SCHEME

PETER HUGHES Monaghan Co Council was informed at its Statutory Budget Meeting on Friday last that people availing of a new scheme under which they can purchase the local authority houses they are renting will have to have paid their water charges in order to avail of the scheme. The scheme is expected to come into effect early next year, and members agreed to have a presentation on its details at the January Council meeting. During a discussion on the housing element of the Co Council’s 2016 Budget, Fine Gael representative Ciara McPhillips ...

MONAGHAN URGED TO MOBILISE IN WATER CHARGES BOYCOTT

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26 Jun 2015 Comments Off on MONAGHAN URGED TO MOBILISE IN WATER CHARGES BOYCOTT
MONAGHAN URGED TO MOBILISE IN WATER CHARGES BOYCOTT

PETER HUGHES The first stages of a mobilisation campaign aimed at maximising the non-payment of water charges among the citizens of Monaghan were put in place at a public meeting in the town’s Hillgrove Hotel last Thursday evening. A crowd of over 70 people heard Anti-Austerity Alliance TD for Dublin South-West Paul Murphy state that a nationwide campaign of large-scale water charge non-payment would put immense pressure on the political establishment to abolish the controversial levy following the next General Election. Deputy Murphy exhorted people who had not yet paid to hold off ...

PAUL MURPHY TO ADDRESS MEETING ON WATER CHARGES

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13 Jun 2015 Comments Off on PAUL MURPHY TO ADDRESS MEETING ON WATER CHARGES
PAUL MURPHY TO ADDRESS MEETING ON WATER CHARGES

Renowned Anti-Austerity Alliance activist and TD, Paul Murphy, is coming to the Hillgrove Hotel on Thursday 18th June at 19:30 to discuss the anti- water charges movement so far, and how Irish Water and the Government’s charges can be defeated through mass non-payment. “Paul’s arrival comes in the context of the ongoing battle of ordinary people against the water charges, and is a particular timely discussion as the government refuse to release the figures of payment, which indicates that the boycott has been successful so far. “Come along to hear ...

TD SAYS HE WILL NOT PAY TWICE FOR WATER

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2 Apr 2015 Comments Off on TD SAYS HE WILL NOT PAY TWICE FOR WATER
TD SAYS HE WILL NOT PAY TWICE FOR WATER

Cavan Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has said he will not pay the new water charges. The Sinn Fein spokesperson on Health told the Dáil Chamber on last Wednesday evening “he had not registered and will not pay twice for water”. Deputy Ó Caoláin also urged people and leaders in particular “to take a stand on this most fundamental issue”. In the course of his contribution, he said: “Anyone looking at this State from the outside must be incredulous that the Government is pushing ahead with its intrinsically unfair and deeply flawed ...

LETTER TO EDITOR: WATER CHARGES ‘HIT HUMAN RIGHTS’

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19 Mar 2015 Comments Off on LETTER TO EDITOR: WATER CHARGES ‘HIT HUMAN RIGHTS’

Dear Editor Through the columns of your widely read newspaper I wish to take this opportunity, as hitherto one of the thousands of all-too-silent voices in Ireland, to express my grave concern at what now appears to be an indirect threat to human rights through the unacceptable collection of taxation levied on the ordinary citizens of our country. Firstly, it was the property tax and now the water tax or water charges, as they are called in a bid to conceal the fact that this is a further blatant attempt to extort ...

NO EVICTION THREAT BECAUSE OF WATER CHARGES NON-PAYMENT

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12 Mar 2015 Comments Off on NO EVICTION THREAT BECAUSE OF WATER CHARGES NON-PAYMENT

“Monaghan Co Council have not been directed through legislation that eviction should occur as a result of non-payment of water charges,” it was stated at the Council’s March meeting in response to a question submitted by Sinn Féin’s Colm Carthy. Colr Carthy had asked: “Monaghan Co Council confirmed at December’s meeting that non-payment of water charges is a matter between occupiers and Irish Water – does this still include tenants in local authority housing or will the Council be obliged to threaten eviction to those tenants who refuse to pay?” The reply ...

LOCAL MEP RAISES WATER CHARGES PROTEST IN EU PARLIAMENT

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16 Jan 2015 Comments Off on LOCAL MEP RAISES WATER CHARGES PROTEST IN EU PARLIAMENT
LOCAL MEP RAISES WATER CHARGES PROTEST IN EU PARLIAMENT

By Patsy McArdle THE ongoing opposition to the proposed water charges led this week to local Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy raising the issue during a session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. ed water cha The MEPO told the chamber that Irish people had suffered enough hardship as a result of stealth charges and taxes. He also predicted that the water charges in Ireland would be defeated. Mr. Carthy said: “In order to force the Irish people to pay 43 per cent of the cost of the European banking crisis, Dublin governments have ...

GOVERNMENT “ON THE RUN” ON WATER CHARGES, OGLE TELLS MONAGHAN MEETING

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6 Dec 2014 Comments Off on GOVERNMENT “ON THE RUN” ON WATER CHARGES, OGLE TELLS MONAGHAN MEETING
GOVERNMENT “ON  THE RUN” ON WATER CHARGES, OGLE TELLS MONAGHAN MEETING

CALLS ON PUBLIC TO ENSURE MAXIMUM TURNOUT AT DUBLIN  By MICHAEL McDONNELL michael@northern-standard.ie IN A comprehensive and sweeping speech delivered at Monday night’s ‘Right2Water’ public meeting in Monaghan’s Four Seasons Hotel, a clearly impassioned and committed Brendan Ogle, the well-known trade union activist, called on as many people as possible to attend the massive anti-water charges rally taking place in Dublin next Wednesday, 10th December — after assuring his audience that the Government was “on the run” on this issue and might be only “one or two major pushes away” from abolishing ...

DILUTING THE WATER ROW

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21 Nov 2014 Comments Off on DILUTING THE WATER ROW

The Government were expected to unveil clarifying measures yesterday afternoon designed to dilute the widespread public bile over the imposition of water charges. Advance “leaks” of the placatory package indicated that charges for single adult households would be capped at €160 per year, with all other households paying an annual maximum of €260. Some legislative reassurance was also to be provided to assuage fears over any future privatisation of the new Irish Water utility. Bringing clarity to exactly what water will cost people in the future is welcome – it is just ...