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Murphy: People are right to breach injunctions against water meter installers




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A well known TD in Dublin has said he believes people are right to breach injunctions against water meter installers.

The rather unusual comments have come from Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy as he was speaking after three people were given suspended sentences after being found guilty of contempt of court when they breached an injunction to stay 20 metres away from water metre installation works. The three accused named as Damien O’Neill of Greenwood Park in Coolock, Paul Moore from Mount Olive Grove in Kilbarrack and Terence Sheridan of Kilbarron Park, Kilmore West were told to abide by the order.
Although Deputy Paul Murphy strongly believes that people are unlikely to go to jail.

Mr Murphy said: “The State generally is extremely nervous about jailing people for protesting against water meters. “They know if anyone is jailed on this issue you’ll have absolutely huge numbers of people on the streets.
“So, I think where these injunctions have been given to the likes of GMC Siera or if they are given to the likes of other water meter installers, I think that people are right to breach them.”

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