Join The Local Protests Over The Cost Of Living On November 12Th

Rents are so high that many are trapped paying much of their income to landlords. Food prices have shot up. Big energy companies are making enormous profits and pushing up prices.

The government is not doing enough. They have given once-off payments – but inflation is here to stay for a long time. They have given a €600 credit for energy usage – but it will not meet rising prices.

We need proper price controls to stop the profiteering. Price controls on energy need to be linked to a re-nationalisation of the whole sector. The ESB should return to a not-For Profit mandate to help cut costs.

We need proper rent controls that allow for reductions. Despite their much-vaunted rent pressure zone, rents have increased by 84 percent over the last decade.

We need to protest to force this government to act. That is what worked over water charges when we forced the government to back down.

On November 12th, the Cost of Living Coalition has called local protests. Here is the list of the ones we know of. We urge you to join them.

Galway2.00pmTown Hall marching to Spanish Arch.
Limerick2.00pmCity Hall
Clonmel2.30pmMain Guard
Arklow2.00pmThe Park, Main Street. Bring pots and pans!!
Cork2.00pmGrand Parade
Sligo2.30pmGeneral Post Office O’Connell Street
Waterford2.00pmRed Square, 2pm 12th November
Carlow12.30pmThe Fountain
Wexford12.30pmThe Bullring
Tallaght1.00pmOutside Rua Red
Crumlin12.00pmCrumlin College
Drimnagh12.00pmGAA Club, Davitt Road
Dublin Bay North2.00pmJunction of Malhide Road and Fairview
Ringsend12.30pmSpeakout at Library
Rathmines2.30pmSwimming Pool Plaza
Dún Laoghaire2.00pmPeoples Park
Dublin 812.00pmCatherine’s Church, Thomas St
Finglas2.00pmESB Networks, St Margarets Road, Finglas
Smithfield12. 00pmSmithfield Square