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#Water protests

From TheJournal.ie Riot squad deployed outside Dáil after Garda injured Water Protests

Riot squad deployed outside Dáil after Garda injured

Protesters have also blocked O’Connell Bridge after breaking away from the main demonstration — causing traffic gridlock.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí have some advice for those attending today's Right2Water protest To The Streets

Gardaí have some advice for those attending today's Right2Water protest

A number of roads will be closed as marchers head for Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wednesday can be a knockout blow to water charges' Flood The Streets

'Wednesday can be a knockout blow to water charges'

Anti Austerity Alliance TD Ruth Coppinger said that a big turnout could hit the “appalling and arrogant” government.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny is facing a motion of no confidence next week

Enda Kenny is facing a motion of no confidence next week

The vote will coincide with an anti-water charges protest planned for next week.

From TheJournal.ie Meter installer warned "I know where you live… I’m going to blow your head off” Water Protests

Meter installer warned "I know where you live… I’m going to blow your head off”

Protesters also kept crew members under surveillance and called them “scabs,” “scum,” and “paedophiles” Irish Water has said.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many people have signed up to pay water charges Irish Water
From TheJournal.ie 'We won't pay': Protesters gather outside Irish Water HQ Water Charges

'We won't pay': Protesters gather outside Irish Water HQ

There are also protests in Limerick, Galway, Cork and elsewhere.

From TheJournal.ie Dear Mr Kenny: A video letter to An Taoiseach regarding water charges in Ireland Water Charges

Dear Mr Kenny: A video letter to An Taoiseach regarding water charges in Ireland

“You created Uisce as a separate entity so that it could attract funding.”

From TheJournal.ie Yet another County Council has passed a motion to abolish water charges No-mentum

Yet another County Council has passed a motion to abolish water charges

There was only one dissenting voice in the chamber…

From TheJournal.ie It's official: Irish Water now has its own theme song Sharing A Bath

It's official: Irish Water now has its own theme song

“When I go to the loo, I’m quick at what I do because a bill is due.”

From TheJournal.ie Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million Price Hike

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million

RTÉ’s This Week programme says the guide price provided to Government was way off.

From TheJournal.ie What's all this about water cut-offs and demonstrations in Detroit? Get Smart Fast

What's all this about water cut-offs and demonstrations in Detroit?

Heard of the Detroit Water Brigade? (No, they’re not a band). Here’s how the issue of water charges has been affecting the Motor City.

From TheJournal.ie Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike Right2Water

Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike

The Socialist Party TD added that she believes the Government could collapse before the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie Water protests, death threats, and Bono: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Water protests, death threats, and Bono: The week in numbers

Plus: Which county has more roads than any other county in Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today Peaceful Protets

People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today

Gardai say there were no public order incidents at either protest.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now Water Protests

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.

From TheJournal.ie Water meter installer 'had rifle pointed at him' Clarecastle

Water meter installer 'had rifle pointed at him'

The incident took place in Clarecastle, Co Clare, this morning.

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU still won't say if they'll join water charge protests Wait And See

SIPTU still won't say if they'll join water charge protests

It depends on what emerges from talks with other unions, they say.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD says Dublin protesters 'act like parasites and live off country people' ISIS Situation This post contains videos

Fine Gael TD says Dublin protesters 'act like parasites and live off country people'

Noel Coonan also warned of an ‘ISIS situation’ developing if violent protests continue.

From TheJournal.ie Cork hotel 'gave into mob rule' by cancelling Fine Gael event - MEP Water Protests

Cork hotel 'gave into mob rule' by cancelling Fine Gael event - MEP

Deirdre Clune said she was “outraged” by the decision.

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: What do people make of the new water charges package? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: What do people make of the new water charges package?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe? Democracy

Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe?

Like many, events of last week and last weekend have shaken my certainty in Irish democracy. The wicked go unpunished and the good go unrewarded.

From TheJournal.ie 'Relentlessly rainy Ireland': How water charges anger is reported abroad Media

'Relentlessly rainy Ireland': How water charges anger is reported abroad

They like to note the weather.

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: It's D-Day for water charges Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: It's D-Day for water charges

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We have every right to be angry over water charges – but not to be violent Water Charges

Opinion: We have every right to be angry over water charges – but not to be violent

Violence and intimidation against elected representatives – or anyone else – is not the way to agitate for fair treatment.

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: Will Mary Lou try to enter the Dáil today? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Will Mary Lou try to enter the Dáil today?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of water protesters target Taoiseach in Sligo We Won't Pay

Hundreds of water protesters target Taoiseach in Sligo

Demonstrators yelled “shame on Kenny” as the Taoiseach’s car arrived.

10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco

The whole thing has brought out the wittier side of us all.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ryan: Ireland should hold a referendum on the public ownership of water Water Protests

Eamon Ryan: Ireland should hold a referendum on the public ownership of water

We put a stop to this juggernaut before it’s too late.

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald: Gardaí are not heavy-handed at water protests Joan Burton

Frances Fitzgerald: Gardaí are not heavy-handed at water protests

Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car by anti-water charge protesters for almost three hours on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie That was NOT a peaceful protest --- Burton Water Protests

That was NOT a peaceful protest --- Burton

The Tánaiste was trapped in her car for hours while protesters banged on its roof chanting “peaceful protest”.

From TheJournal.ie Russell Brand is an anti-water charge protester The Trews

Russell Brand is an anti-water charge protester

The outspoken celebrity has used his latest YouTube video to speak against Irish Water.

From TheJournal.ie Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word 1916 Rising This post contains videos

Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word

The incident happened at the launch of the Government’s plans for commemorating the centenary of 1916 Rising.

From TheJournal.ie Enda: I don't need Garda protection from water protesters Irish Water

Enda: I don't need Garda protection from water protesters

“Where I come from, we are well able to look after ourselves.”

From TheJournal.ie Protesters from Detroit and Greece are jetting in for the next big water protest Irish Water

Protesters from Detroit and Greece are jetting in for the next big water protest

Another mass rally is being planned by the Right2Water campaign, four weeks from tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Take your anger out on me in the election --- but leave the water contractors alone Irish Water

Minister: Take your anger out on me in the election --- but leave the water contractors alone

He’s the latest Cabinet member to hit out at demonstrators involved in protest actions in housing estates.

From TheJournal.ie Something in the (Irish) Water: 2,000 jobs but still a bad week for the #AllAboutJobs govt Water Mistake
From TheJournal.ie Water Protests: The grassroots campaign hits front pages all over the country Anger
From TheJournal.ie Reducing water pressure was never an option, locals would've stopped it, says TD Resistance

Reducing water pressure was never an option, locals would've stopped it, says TD

Paul Murphy has also said the exclusion zone around meter installers should be broken

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: There's a 'sinister fringe' of violent Irish Water protesters Coolock This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar: There's a 'sinister fringe' of violent Irish Water protesters

His comments come following last night’s protest at Coolock Garda Station.