Home tax protesters target drainage scheme opening
THERE will be a protest at the opening of the Shanganagh/Bray Main Drainage Scheme on Thursday.
The protest organised by Wicklow and Dun Laoighaire Sinn Féin members is to show their opposition to government plans to introduce a family home tax and water charges.
Minister Phil Hogan is expected to open the scheme at 12.30pm on Thursday.
Shane Connolly O’Brien, from Sinn Fein Dun Laoighaire and Bray councillor John Brady will lead a protest when the minister arrives to open the new Shanganagh/Bray main drainage scheme at Shanganagh Cliffs in Shankill.
Cllr John Brady said ‘ this government does not seem to understand that people just have not got any more to give. People are struggling as it is and putting a tax on their homes and on their water will be the final straw.
Sinn Féin has proposed a wealth tax, targeting those on high salaries, instead of this unfair and unjust blanket tax which will be the same for a government minister as for an ordinary working family.
The protest will be at the Shanganagh/Bray Water Treatment Centre and the two local representatives have called on local people to join the protest which ‘will be peaceful and dignified but will let the minister know how we feel about these unfair taxes and charges’, Cllr Brady said.