Declaring his withdrawal from the upcoming general election, Labour TD Robert Dowds issued a press statement which compared the corrupt politicians of the past to the role of Anti-Austerity Alliance (AAA) TD Paul Murphy and the Jobstown 27 in the Right2Water campaign.

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Clondalkin-based People Before Profit Councillor Gino Kenny has condemned this slur on the activists who have taken a stand against Irish Water in neighbouring Tallaght.

Recent opinion polls (MRBI) show that support for the united AAA/PBP alliance standing together in the general election has grown to 3% nationally and over 10% in Dublin, well ahead of the Social Democrats and Renua.

Cllr Kenny said: “Clondalkin Meterwatch and People Before Profit are proud to stand with the brave people of Jobstown. The political policing by the government is shameful but the recent coming together of the Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit to fight the election together gives a clear Left alternative to the failed policies of Labour and Fine Gael.”

Cllr Gino Kenny is a People Before Profit Councillor in South Dublin County Council and a candidate in the General Election.