Home tax pro­test­ers tar­get drainage scheme open­ing

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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