DOHERTY WELCOMES CALL FOR REFERENDUM TO PROTECT IRISH WATER SERVICES FROM PRIVATISATION

first_imgRight2Water Donegal PRO, Cllr Gary Doherty, has welcomed the decision by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions to call for a constitutional referendum to protect the water services against any future privatisation.Cllr DohertyThe ICTU conference in Ennis also voted to reject the imposition of domestic water charges.A move long called for by other trade unions and the anti-water charges movement. Cllr Doherty  said, “We in Right2Water Donegal very much welcome the ICTU decision regarding a constitutional referendum to prevent the water services ever been sold off to a private company.“The ownership of the services infrastructure by the Irish people is a crucial tenet of the anti-water charges campaign.“ICTU has now recognised, along with Right2Water and others, that the legislative commitment to hold a plebiscite in the event of a proposal to sell off the water services is an inadequate protection.“That could simply be overturned by a future Government that had decided to privatize water” he said. Right2Water organiser in west Donegal, Owen Curran, agrees:“The only certain way to ensure that water remains in public ownership would be to have a constitutional referendum to include a clause preventing privatisation.“I am almost certain that this would be passed in a constitutional referendum put before the people.”DOHERTY WELCOMES CALL FOR REFERENDUM TO PROTECT IRISH WATER SERVICES FROM PRIVATISATION was last modified: July 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsPoliticslast_img

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