Anti-austerity march to take place in Limerick this weekend

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

AN ANTI-austerity, anti-property tax protest is to take place in the city this Saturday, December 1.

AN ANTI-austerity, anti-property tax protest is to take place in the city this Saturday, December 1.

Organised by the Campaign Against Property Taxes and Austerity, a march through the city will start from City Hall at 1pm.

With the government set to unveil a tough budget four days after, the organisers of the march say they want to send a message to local TD, Finance Minister Michael Noonan - that “enough is enough”.

Spokesperson Cian Prendiville, said: “Minister Noonan wants a €400 a year property tax, starting next year, whilst the IMF want it to rise to €800. We need to show them we will oppose and boycott this tax. We can also send a message to the local councillors and the environment ministers, Jan O’Sullivan and Phil Hogan, to let them know we will not be bullied by their threatening household tax letters.”

The campaigners have called on anyone “opposed to the destruction of services, and living standards” to attend the march. More information at 086-8064801.