TD JOAN COLLINS RELEASED FOLLOWING ARREST AT WATER CHARGES PROTEST
TD Joan Collins has been released, following an earlier arrest at a protest against water charges in Dublin.
The United Left TD was among 15 people detained after a demonstration against the installation of water meters in Crumlin this morning.
Gardaí have confirmed that a number of people were arrested over alleged public order offences, but all have since been released.
Deputy Collins says she was simply standing up for her constituents.
“I was elected by the people of South-Central – they elected me on my record of defying the bin tax and the household tax and working with people in the area, and I’m doing the same thing in the water meters” she said.
“What is specific about this area is that the neighbours were out here – people who didn’t want the water meters put in – and I was supporting the constituents in my community in relation to that” she added.