Dublin working class communities show how resistance is done

28 Jan

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10420053_785039928237522_3585140471515156016_nby Philip Ferguson

In the past few days several working class communities on the south side of Dublin have successfully resisted the attempts of Irish Water to install water meters.  The meters are part of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition’s attempt to impose water taxes on homes, the latest measure in their vicious austerity crusade against the working class in the south of Ireland.

On Monday, people on the Sandyford Park housing estate in south Dublin stopped Irish Water in its tracks.  They were only able to dig up a few shores for the fitting of boundary boxes, before residents and their supporters from other areas forced the halting of work and, the next day, made Irish Water fill in Monday’s holes with cement.

Irish Water was also forced to remove its vehicles from nearby Bearna Park housing estate, as residents made it obvious they would physically prevent the installation of…

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