Irish Water prevented from installing meters in Limerick

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

A blockade was set up on the Garryowen Road this Thursday afternoon
Gardai were called to a protest on the Garryowen Road in Limerick city this Thursday afternoon after angry residents prevented Irish Water contractors from installing meters.

Gardai were called to a protest on the Garryowen Road in Limerick city this Thursday afternoon after angry residents prevented Irish Water contractors from installing meters.

In the week when water charges went live, residents in the city took part in a demonstration after the contractors set up bollards in the spaces where they intended to install the meters.

One resident, Anthony Galvin, said: “It is a peaceful protest at the moment. Who knows how far it will go, but we hope that people will see this when they are passing. It is just one tax on top of the other as far as I am concerned. People have had enough now.”

The engineers decided to leave the site at 5pm, and are likely to return finish the works tomorrow. But residents say they will continue blockading the site.

-For more, see Monday’s Limerick Leader tabloid