‘It’s not over until it’s over’

Anti water tax protesters marching through the centre of Carn in December 2014 during the height of the campaign.

But water campaigner is hopeful that all charges will be abolished


An Inishowen anti water tax campaigner says those against the controversial charges are still “keeping the pressure on” and will accept nothing less than total abolition at this stage.

With a special Oireachtas committee on water set to imminently release its recommendations to the Dail, it is now widely accepted by all parties that the general household water charge is gone and that those who didn’t pay their bills will not be pursued.

However a number of issues remain unclear, including whether or not those who have paid will be issued with refunds and whether or not a meter system will remain in place to charge individual householders for “excessive usage”.

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Donna Roddy