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Expect leaflets coming through your door asking you not to pay water charges

There’s a national campaign on the way.

Protesters listen to Ruth Coppinger TD outside Irish Water's HQ.
Protesters listen to Ruth Coppinger TD outside Irish Water's HQ.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

THE WE WON’T Pay campaign is to hold a demonstration outside Irish Water’s headquarters in Dublin today where it will launch a “counter offensive”.

The campaign is supported by the Anti-Austerity Alliance with Socialist Party TDs Ruth Coppinger, Paul Murphy and Joe Higgins due to be present at the protest.

They are set to call for “nationwide street meetings in every area” to help organise non-payment.

They also want to organise a nationwide leaflet campaign to encourage non-payment of water charges.

“(We) will be making a call for campaign groups, community groups and activists to deliver a national boycott leaflet into every estate, town and village across the country,” according to a statement from We Won’t Pay.

Following last month’s national day of protest, the AAA have been attempting to concentrate the focus of the anti-water-charge movement towards non-payment.

Coppinger  has argued that “massive non-payment” is vital if Irish Water is to be abolished.

It’s brought the We Won’t Pay campaign into dispute with the Right2Water group who are also opposed to charges but are not encouraging non-payment.

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