Tag Archives: We Won’t Pay

Anti Austerity Alliance – Organising to challenge the 1%

By Emma Quinn The decision of the DPP to press charges against 23 Jobstown protesters is a serious attack on both the AAA and the water charges movement in general. This coincides with the refusal by Garda to grant a permit to the AAA to collect money door to door in Tallaght – a blatant attempt to prevent the funding ...

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Joe Higgins TD on new legislation and water charges

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“Householders who refuse to pay water bills will have charges deducted from wages or dole”, screamed the Irish Independent in early May in response, no doubt, to a behind the scenes briefing from Government officials. We are getting used to these types of headlines. In March, the Irish Times told us: “Irish Water may deduct unpaid bills from wages and ...

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Desperate Measure cannot defeat Boycott campaign

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Debt collection legislation related to fines rather than water charges No fines or attachment orders until after General Election- boycott can force abolition Landlords opposed to becoming debt collectors for Irish Water The Anti-Austerity Alliance has responded to media reports about new legislation in relation to debt collection: Paul Murphy TD said “This proposed legislation is not the game changer ...

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Boycotting water charges – “not the Sinn Féin position”

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By Laura Fitzgerald When Anti Austerity Alliance and Socialist Party TDs proposed a motion in the Dáil for a massive boycott to force the abolition of water charges, this is how Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams, responded: “[T]he motion also calls for a boycott of water charge bills by householders. This is not the Sinn Féin position. We will support ...

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