Campaign’s plans for St Patrick’s Day

The Campaign Against Household and Water Charges says it is gaining more ground in north Kildare.

The Campaign Against Household and Water Charges says it is gaining more ground in north Kildare.

It currently has groups in Celbridge, Leixlip, Maynooth, Kilcock and Naas and plans to hand out leaflets at the county’s parades and have information stalls on St. Patrick’s Day.

Martin Grehan, a campaigner from Maynooth, said almost 90% of people have not registered for the charge and many are refusing to pay what they believe is an unfair tax on peoples homes.

He said until the deadline day of registration 31 March, the campaign is stepping up its visibility and activities in the area. It will organise transport to forthcoming protests: 24 March in the National Boxing Stadium and, on 31 March, walking from the Garden of Remembrance to Fine Gael’s Ard Fheis in the National Convention Centre.