The campaign against water charges failed in court to stop Fingal County Council from getting a disconnection order against three householders, two from Lusk and one from Skerries.

The three were defended in court by the Federation of Anti-Water Charges. However, the federation which claims to represent over 20,000 Dublin householders lost the case. 

This report by Paul Reynolds shows protesters outside Balbriggan Courthouse chanting

No way we won't pay.

Councillor Joe Higgins of the anti water charges campaign says,

 We have a ludicrous situation now where on two successive days two judges in districts courts have given exactly opposite rulings on the same law.  

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 11 January 1996.