Put public ownership of water in the Constitution of Ireland

1,150 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Water is a human right, essential for life. It is not a commodity to be bought and sold. The European Union is demanding that the Government introduce charges for water, in order that it can be privatised as soon as it is profitable. The only way to prevent this is to amend the Constitution of Ireland to guarantee the public ownership of water. We support the amendment being proposed by Right2Water, as follows: “The Government shall be collectively responsible for the protection, management and maintenance of the public water system. The Government shall ensure that this resource remains in public ownership and management.”

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Highlights

August 17
Petition has reached 1000 signatures!
July 5
The water belongs to the people of Ireland. Please enshrine this in the Constitution stating it will never be privitised. Hand water and sewerage back to the Councils and redirect the money you are wasting on IW to the same Councils to do the repairs and improve the quality. Private Companies will not invest the amounts you expect, check out the water companies in England and elsewhere. Make the right decisions..
July 5
Ensure that our water remains ours. Not for profit. Not for sale
July 1
Where has democracy gone in our country - we have marched continuously in our thousands over the last 2 years to oppose this water tax but it seems the voice of the people holds no sway whatsoever with our government. This country can no longer be called a democracy...
July 1
Either we sort this now or Veoila or the ilk will own it
July 1
Our water belongs to the Irish people not for privatisation.
July 1
Please Put public ownership of water in the Constitution of Ireland and so avoid future privatisation. Water for life not for profit !!
July 1
Our water belongs to the Irish people not for privatisation,
June 29
People need to understand its guaranteed that water will be privatised if they don't stand up and do something about.
June 29
Water is a natural and national resource. Keep it that way.
  • michael mcnamara
    michael mcnamara Ireland, Ennis
    Mar 28, 2017
    Mar 28, 2017
    Water should be owned by the people
  • Tommy Guilfoyle
    Tommy Guilfoyle Ireland, Ennis
    Mar 28, 2017
    Mar 28, 2017
    Natural resources should never be privatised and our water should be protected by our constitution. Water poverty should never be a reality - water is a human right not a profit source!!!
  • David Redmond
    David Redmond Ireland
    Mar 07, 2017
    Mar 07, 2017
    We Can Do It!
  • Ronan Mathers
    Ronan Mathers United Kingdom, Belfast
    Feb 07, 2017
    Feb 07, 2017
    I love communism I was formely in the Official republican movement but have became angered at them and I am truly angered by them and would love to join
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    Marion Ireland
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    Cathal donoghue United Kingdom
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    Tom Collopy Ireland
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    michael mcnamara Ireland
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    Tommy Guilfoyle Ireland
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    Nikita Aliev Ireland
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    Sean Murphy Ireland
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    Mary Hawkins Ireland
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    Joseph garvin Ireland
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    Jennifer Sheridan United Kingdom
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    David Redmond Ireland
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    Daniel Hannon Ireland
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    Paul Murray Ireland
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    Ronan Mathers United Kingdom
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    Ian Brown Ireland
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