John Tierney’s admission over € 50 million for consultants – shows Irish Water just another trough for the pigs to feed from

Ordinary householders to pick up bill for consultants, high salaries and ultimate privatisation In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, for the People Before Profit Alliance has responded to comments made today by John Tierney, the head of Irish Water,...

9th January 2014

People Before Profit councillors to oppose proposed council budget which establishes Irish Water and heralds water charges

Cllrs Melisa Halpin & Hugh Lewis condemn the use of the Local Property Tax to fund the establishment of Irish Water In a statement today People Before Profit councillors Melisa Halpin & Hugh Lewis have announced that they will vote...

9th January 2014

People Before Profit TD slams despicable heist of precious water resources

Richard Boyd Barrett TD joins opposition TDs in walk-out in protest at water charges The Water Services Bill 2013, which will see the introduction of water charges and the wholesale transfer of infrastructure from local authorities to Irish Water is...

19th December 2013

People Before Profit TD to question Troika on Croke Park, Property Tax and timetable for sale of state assets and water charges

Richard Boyd Barrett TD is meeting the Troika between 3 and 4pm this afternoon along with a delegation from the Technical Group. He will be questioning them on a number of controversial key areas within the so called stability programme,...

26th April 2013

Natural Resources Protection Alliance and Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes (CAHWT) to protest at water services conference in Dun Laoghaire, 1pm April 24th

In a statement this afternoon, Richard Boyd Barrett TD announced details of a protest that will take place in Dun Laoghaire at 1pm on Wednesday, April 24th. A conference is taking place in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire...

23rd April 2013

EU law means water bill and charges will lead directly to privatisation

EU law means water bill and charges will lead directly to privatisation, ever-rising prices and degradation of water services Water bill: A government and troika plan to asset strip vital natural resource In a statement, People Before Profit/ULA TD Richard...

15th February 2013