This action was called in response to the jailings of 13 more people,
most of them ordinary residents from Finglas and other parts of the City
of Dublin. Fingal Anti Bin Tax campaign, Finglas Against the Bin Tax
campaign and the relatives of those jailed issued a call on the 3000
strong Dublin Trades Council...
Thursday morning, October 9, saw 10 local residents jailed for two weeks
(one woman with a small child for one week because she has to breastfeed
her baby) for their part in the ongoing protests against the imposition
of a new charge for collecting rubbish, the bin tax.
Bin tax protesters, their relatives and fellow campaigners were visibly
shocked by the imprisonment of ten residents by the High Court on 9
October. This shock quickly turned to anger and determination to
continue the blockades of bin trucks and opposition to this government
and their hated bin tax.
"THE PROTESTS against the bin tax are now moving in a more decisive way
in all the four local authority areas in Dublin. At present Fingal is
where the battle is centred. This is because of a coordinated attempt by
the government, we believe, - part of a waste management plan hatched in
1999. They thought that by...