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 on Wednesday 24th April on the future of Irish water. It is unclear who is running the conference but it is sponsored by companies such as Ovivo and Bentley Infrastructure.

One of the keynote speakers at the conference will be Minister Fergus O’Dowd. Minister for New Era, who will be speaking on the Govenment’s progress on the reform of the water sector.

Attendance at the conference costs €400.

The Natural Resources Protection Alliance and CAHWT will hold a protest at 1pm at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.

Richard Boyd Barrett said,”The enormous cost of getting into this conference is a window to the future of Irish water. You need to be rich to talk about water”.

“Corporate vultures are circulating Irish water, aided and abetted by Minister Fergus O’Dowd, Minister for the sale of state assets”.