RUSSELL Brand has spoken out about the water charges in Ireland again. The outspoken comedian took to social media to lend his support to the thousands of protesters who have taken to the streets of Ireland against Irish Water.
On his Twitter account, Brand shared the Facebook event page for this weekend’s protest which is due to take place in Limerick City.
Limerick! Ireland! This Saturday at 2pm meet at City Hall to PROTEST WATER CHARGES https://t.co/UBFM2i2bQq
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) November 27, 2014
This is not the first time Brand has spoken out about the issue. Two weeks ago he released a video to his YouTube channel, speaking in a mock Irish accent throughout the 10 minute tongue-in-cheek piece. The episode of his online show, The Trews, has been viewed more than 345,000 times.
Brand’s interest in the issue no doubt boils down to his Irish connections, coming from his mother’s side. His surprising collaboration with Limerick’s famed Rubberbandits has also influenced his involvement in the issue, after the plastic bag-wearing pair featured on The Trews for a parody of the 1994 Blur classic, Parklife.
So far, hundreds of protests involving thousands of people have taken place against the controversial decision by the Irish Government to tax household water usage.