Anti-water charges promise to have 'ten of thousands' protesting in the new year

Anti-water charge campaigners are promising to have 'tens of thousands' on the streets in the new year.

Left-wing parties say plans to impose bills on wasteful households are a "trojan horse" to make sure charges can return.

The promise comes as the Housing Minister urges politicians to be 'mature' in deciding the future of charges.

Brid Smith of People Before Profit says the public has already made it clear that charges must go: "As the contents of the report become clear and they are more analysed and it becomes very clear that this is a trojan horse to bring water charges in in the future,

"There will be serious moves to organise big demonstartions in the new year."

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Offaly GP accused of killing daughter admitted giving too much sedative after she woke screaming

'This happened when I was six because I know my numbers': Heartbreaking evidence from 4 molested sisters

Gardaí accept €50m pay deal

Fatal Waterford crash: Three men who died may have been from Cork


Today's Stories

Hunters sold licenses to shoot red deer

Captain aborted landing over laser light

Dublin residents take action over hostel for homeless

Early warning system to tackle suicide in Cork

Lifestyle

Children's hospice makes sure families experience a truly precious Christmas

Making Cents: PCPs are the deals for those looking for new wheels

Other Voices has been expanding horizons on the Dingle peninsula

100 years ago Cork knuckled down to the coldest winter in living memory

More From The Irish Examiner