How the protest movement & boycott forced the suspension of water charges
The Fine Gael minority government was forced to suspend water charges. Michael O’Brien argues that this is a result of the protest movement that emerged in late 2014, the subsequent mass boycott of the charge and the fundamental weakness of this right-wing administration.
Stampede of non-payment can finish off Irish Water
By Mick Barry TD Support for the boycott of water charges is set to surge in the aftermath…
Only a government that will challenge the system can bring real justice for working class people
I note the article in today’s Irish Times and the coverage on some radio programmes regarding Sinn Féin’s…
Boycotting water charges-defend & extend the 57%
Government under massive pressure on water charges
57% join boycott of water charge
Michael O’Brien, AAA councillor and Socialist Party member The confidence anti-water charges activists derived from Irish Water and…
What kind of Left challenge is needed?
By Kevin McLoughlin Working class people made the demonstration of 11 October last year a historic event. They…
Water charges battle creates potential for new left
Socialist Party member and AAA TD Paul Murphy discusses the potential for building a new left.
The battle against water charges & building a new left movement
How can a new voice for the working class be built.
Mass non-payment can bury this charge
This government is in trouble on the issue of the water charges and now they know it. 1 million unreturned forms will all add to a sense of frenzied panic in the corridors of Leinster House. They fear that this massive revolt will turned into massive non-payment of these charges and they are right.