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Our watershed moment beckons in memory of men and women of 1916

Minister Simon Coveney has said there is no chance of Irish Water disappearing off anywhere, a statement that shows the arrogance of the blueshirt brigade.

Coveney would not dare address his farmer friends with such temerity. The people are going nowhere until this despised quango is abolished and a referendum held to enshrine Irish water in public ownership.

If Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, who signed up to water charges on day one, are determined to go to war against our communities then people who have never used their democratic mandate (an incredible 50% of the population) must present themselves at the next election.

This is a war between the golden circle of politicians and crony public sector unions on one hand and the common people of Ireland on the other. Perhaps if the great and good in Irish business and political life had not in previous decades hidden much of their wealth in Ansbacher bank accounts we might have a proper water infrastructure today?

If Bertie Ahern and his Soldiers of Destiny had spent less time acting as an ATM machine for public sector unions and had invested in infrastructure, we would not have tens of thousands of citizens marching in the rain.

Either we the people will change the political face of Ireland at the next general election or we will lose everything our forefathers fought for in 1916.

John McDermott

Martin Savage Park


Dublin 15 


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