VIDEO: ‘I’ll Go To Prison Rather Than Pay A Cent’ Says Ferris

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People gather in the Square to listen to speakers after the protest march. Photo by Dermot Crean

SINN Fein Deputy Martin Ferris says he will suffer any consequences, including prison, rather than pay a cent to Irish Water.

The Kerry North/West Limerick politician was speaking in the Square after the protest march in Tralee in which over 3,000 people took part in appalling weather conditions.

The protest began in the Horan Centre and made its way through town, up Ashe Street and across North Circular Road, down Rock Street and through Bridge Street to the Square.

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“On probably the worst day of the year, we’d estimate¬†about 4,000 people showed up there today,” said Sinn Fein Cllr Pa Daly after the march.

“It reflects the anger that’s out there. People have put up without marching when the property tax came in, when wages were cut etc. but we’re coming to the tipping point now. This is the final straw. People are saying no more, we don’t want any more charges,” he said.


A piper leads the protest through town on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

“There’s something in the air now. The Government are running scared, they’re on the ropes,” said Cllr Daly.

Martin Ferris thanked people for coming out in the rain and pledged he would rather go to jail than pay the charges.

See him speak in the video below which shows the sheer scale of the march.

First of all we filmed in Castle Street, then from the Courthouse, then from upstairs in The Brogue Inn, where you can see the sea of umbrellas all the way up Rock Street. Finally watch Deputy Ferris make his pledge…

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