Communist Party of Ireland released a statement demanding a constitutional referendum on people's ownership of water.
ICP, 9 November 2016
Being amongst the supporters of the "Right2Water" campain which works against the water charges and in favour of the rights for the people in Irelan, Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) released a statement demanding a constitutional referendum on people's ownership of water.Working people must continue to push forward on water ownership.
The public release of CPI is as follows
"Working people must continue to push forward on water ownership
The Communist Party of Ireland welcomed today's announcement by Fianna Fail that they would support the holding of a referendum putting public ownership and control of water in the Irish constitution. This follows on from the support announced by the Labour Party. We congratulate the working people of our country who have stood firm and refused to be bullied or forced off the streets. Their demands were correct and their struggle was a just one.
The demand for a constitutional referendum on people's ownership was a central demand raised by the Communist Party of Ireland from the very beginning of the water struggle. As a party we campaigned vigorously in support of this democratic demand. This is the first stage in winning this important step toward securing a permanent victory regarding water. The campaign is not over yet – it needs to keep up the pressure until the referendum is called – and carried.