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Many water protesters can pay but won’t

I wonder how many people taking part in marches against water charges will stop off along the routes to buy bottles of Ballygowan, River Rock etc. to wet their throats so they can shout all the louder?

Reminds me of when protestors against mobile phone masts used to keep in touch with their supporters via mobile phone. How about people objecting to the €160 TV licence fee who don’t mind paying €50 or €60 to a foreign company supplying monthly satellite services?

I wonder how much of “can’t pay” but “won’t pay” or “couldn’t be bothered” is happening here.

Thomas Roddy

78 Lower Salthill



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