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Another national day of protest planned for January

Brendan Ogle said the water charges debate hasn’t gone away.
Dec 15th 2015, 10:34 PM 15,008 109

TRADE UNIONIST AND activist Brendan Ogle has announced another National Day of Protest will be held on 23 January next year.

Speaking on Newstalk’s The Right Hook earlier today, Ogle said the debate about water charges may have died down, but there is still major opposition to it.

“Every time there’s a bit of a gap people think ‘has it gone away?’ and then we call an event and it’s a very big event again and we think this one will be as well,” he said.

However, he said these demonstrations are not purely about water charges and that his Right2Change campaign also focuses on issues in the healthcare system and the housing crisis.

He said there had been recovery in Ireland’s economy, but it had been “unequal”, citing the increase in millionaires in the country from 16,000 in 2009 to 91,000 now.

Read: Dozens of protesters and gardaí enter Bank of Ireland College Green after anti-austerity march>

Photos: Gardaí respond to rolling protests at Grafton Street shops>

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