Bin charges protest at Dublin Corporation meeting

6.30 Monday 11th of June 2001

A respectable crowd of in or around 50 people mustered for this demonstration which was good considering that the first round of bills have yet to drop over most of the city.

Bin tax demo

Groups in attendance included Socialist Party (SP), Workers Party, Workers Solidarity Movement, National Association of Tenants Organisations (the "other" NATO), Liberties Against the Bin charges, two or three from the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and some ordinary householders.

Workers party at bin tax demo

NATO at Dublin demo


It was a fairly lively demo with old favourites from the water charges campaign dusted down and re-aired chants such as "axe the double tax or watch your vote collapse" and "corpo here us loud and clear we don't want your bin tax here.

Liberties no bin tax

Feed back from passers by and motorists was good with a lot indicating support. Speakers included Dermot Connolly (SP), Finian Mc Grath (independent councillor), John Jefferies (Workers Party), Ruth Copinger (SP who spoke for the Dun Laoghaire campaign - though I don't remember anyone in that campaign mandating her to do so - she actually lives in Mulhudart, miles from Dun Laoghaire), Dermot Sreenan (for the Liberties campaign) and a speaker from the SWP.

Dermot speaking

No Garda presence what so ever and we went away feeling reasonably happy that as a first public activity for the campaign in the Corpo area since the bills started arriving it had gone reasonably well.


More bin tax

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Anarchists at the bin tax demo

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