A former Balbriggan Town Councillor representing the Anti-Austerity Alliance (AAA) is to mount a campaign for a Dáil seat in the Dublin Fingal constituency at the next General Election.
The AAA in Dublin Fingal have selected former Balbriggan Town Councillor and CPSU trade unionist Terry Kelleher, as their candidate to challenge for a Dail seat in the upcoming general election.
The AAA has been synonymous with the boycott of the water charges boycott nationally through its TDs Paul Murphy, Ruth Coppinger and Joe Higgins, and this will be a major part of Kelleher's campaign.
Mr Kelleher said: 'The movement of people power around the water charges has changed the political landscape of this country. We have said from day one that the boycott is our best weapon to defeat the charges.
'The water charges will be the major issue in this election. Some 57% have boycotted the first bills and we believe that number is even higher in areas where the AAA's We Won't Pay campaign has been active, such as Dublin Fingal.
'Now we have an opportunity to build political representation for the 99% and bring the movement on the streets into the Dail and challenge them in there like my colleagues Paul Murphy, Ruth Coppinger and Joe Higgins have done.
'All of the establishment parties represent the politics of austerity and the interests of the 1%, we need to build a movement for the 99%. I and the AAA are part of building this movement for ordinary working class people. We need to build a radical alternative.'