We must stay firm in our resolve, against Irish Water
By Anthony Connor
Direct Democracy Ireland has this week slammed the Government for once again ignoring the people, On Wednesday in the Dáil we witnessed yet again another Controversial change to the water services bill in a desperate bid to ensure that householders pay their water charge, it passed by 63 votes to 34 after the Opposition called for a walk-through vote, This is a sure sign of failure on the Fine Gael/Labour Party Government’s behalf, and is a desperate attempt to panic people into signing a contract with Irish Water Company Limited.
This is a time for level heads and people should stay firm in their resolve, we should take comfort in the fact that we have forced this government to do u-turn after u-turn on the price of water from its original estimate last September and forced extension after extension with dead lines. We have forced Irish Water and the Government to abandon the idea of using PPS numbers to help identify occupants in each household.
There is absolutely no doubt citizens of this state are fearful of what moves the government may take next, however the key to their failure and the key to our success is Irish Water is a private limited company where no one can be forced into a contract against their will.
The legislation passed this week which forces landlords to pass information to identify tenants is not really a success for the government because this still does not force tenants to pay a bill to a company they have no contract with.
Thousands of homes have still not registered and there is no law in the land to force householders to identify any single person in a household who could be responsible for a bill so we call on everyone to remain solid, continue the campaign against these unjust charges and do not pay or engage with Irish Water.
And is also worth remembering that there is a General Election coming soon and we must remember the actions of this Government and vote for change.