Coolock C.A.H.W.T puts pressure on Ó Ríordáin.
On Saturday last, 23rd of June, members of the Coolock Campaign against Household & Water Taxes held a successful picket outside of Dublin North Central Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin’s office in Marino. Ó Ríordáin didn’t bother to turn up. A member of Coolock CAHWT had arranged an appointment with Ó Ríordáin to discuss their concerns about local issues, the Household Tax, & the Fine Gael & Labour introduction of Water Taxes.
The Ó Ríordáin office didn’t even have the decency to inform the constituent that he would be a no show. Undeterred by this the Coolock CAHWT held a successful picket outside his office, receiving encouraging support from passing motorists and shoppers, while at the same time keeping an eye out for Ó Ríordáin.
This was not the first time the Coolock CAHWT had a no show from Ó Ríordáin. He along with four other Labour & FG TDs were each sent an invitation to attend The Coolock CAHWT very well attended public meeting on the 21st April in the Kilmore Community centre, which none of the invited TDs bothered to attend. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is on a wage of over 90,000 euro, plus God knows how many thousands of euro’s in expensive, which is provided by the Tax Payer.
The same Tax Payer which Ó Ríordáin , Labour, & Fine Gail will attempt to bully into paying on average 1,200 euro a year in Home & Water Taxes.Yet despite all this, Ó Ríordáin can’t be bothered to reply to people who he is paid, & paid very well to represent.
The continual lack of answers coming from local TD’s, motivates activists even further to defeat these unjust & immoral Tax. Don’t Register, Don’t Pay.