Mayor of South Dublin and Sinn Féin Councillor for Templeogue-Terenure Fintan Warfield has said that the people of Greenhills and Walkinstown have now sent this government the loudest message to date that water charges are a step too far.

Speaking following the march from Greenhills Church to the Walkinstown roundabout, Mayor Warfield said;

“People from every community throughout the state, have come out in their droves in support of the Right 2 Water demonstrations today.

“They took an opportunity to show that people will not be silenced as they are pushed into poverty by this charge.

“The sharp reality that Fine Gael and the Labour Party fail to grasp is that many people simply do not have the money to pay water charges.

“For a great number of families it will come down to deciding between putting food on the table or paying for water charges.

“Sinn Féin believe that the right to water is one of the most basic of human rights. We are committed to abolishing water charges.

“I want to congratulate everybody, young and old, who came out today and stood up for their right to water.

“The people of Greenhills and Walkinstown have now sent this government the loudest message to date that water charges are a step too far.”