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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Right2Water

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# Water Water Everywhere
'We're on the verge of a really important victory': Large crowds gather in Dublin for Right2Water protest
Crowds turned out in Dublin today for the demonstration.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Did Right2Water this week support charging for excessive water use?
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen made the claim this week, and the AAA-PBP’s Paul Murphy accused him of “mischief making”. FactCheck steps in.
# voices heard
Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee
The all-party Oireachtas group is looking at the future of water charges.
Voices
'Water charges would already be abolished, if we had a functioning democracy'
Domestic water charges are economically inefficient, environmentally unsound and socially destructive, writes David Gibney.
# Irish Water
Fianna Fáil's call for water charges to be abolished 'first shot in election campaign'
Earlier, Enda Kenny said: “I’m not sure what Fianna Fáil are at here.”
# Right2Water
"Tens of thousands" expected to protest water charges (and the government's Apple decision)
Right2Water is asking people to take to the streets again, and organisers are preparing for a large turnout.
# Day of Action
Thousands take to the streets for Right2Change rally in Dublin
Sinn Féin TDs came together with Independents and others this afternoon under the banner of Right2Change.
# Water Charges
Pictures: Anti-water charge protests have been taking place all over the country today
The organisers of the protests claim that 20,000 people took part in the demonstration earlier in Dublin.
# Analysis
How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon
Now one TD says they owe “hundreds of thousands of people” an apology.
# Right2Water
It's exactly one year since an 'explosion of anger' changed Irish politics
On 11 October 2014, tens of thousands marched against water charges in Dublin and Paul Murphy was elected to the Dáil.
# Reverse ferret
Is Sinn Féin now in favour of water charges?
Fine Gael says a vote in the European Parliament means Sinn Féin is now in favour of water charges, but the reality is somewhat different.
# Your Say
Poll: Will this weekend's massive water protest have any impact?
Protesters say they’re not going away. But will the government back down at this stage?
# Right2Water
'We're not going away': Crowds brave awful weather to keep water charges issue live
Dublin’s O’Connell Street was the venue.
# charge this
The story of 'NO' ... 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement
Not long ago, TheJournal.ie was publishing articles with headlines like ‘Why don’t the Irish protest?’.
# Traffic
Rolling road closures in Dublin for fifth major anti-water charges rally
The latest up-to-date advice for drivers (and protesters).
# two weeks on
It's been two weeks since reports of Jobstown charges
It’s been exactly two weeks since RTÉ’s report of expected criminal charges.
# Water Charges
Fifth mass rally of the "stunningly successful" Right2Water campaign this weekend
Organiser Brendan Ogle says it will be a family-friendly event and is warning if you “can’t control yourself, stay away”.
# sprung a leak
Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:
They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.
# on the issues
Would you vote for a Right2Water party? This is what their policies would be
Would you vote for them?
# Right2Water
Why aren't the Irish protesting? A question that was being asked a few years ago. Not anymore.
A new academic report into the water charge movement was launched today.
# take a cold shower
The IMF thinks the water charges 'issue' is cooling down
And the political situation is settling too, apparently.
# won't pay
Plan to take water charges from wages a 'bullying' tactic - Murphy
It’s understood enhanced compliance measures are being considered by the government.
# Right2Water
'Does this look like a dying movement?' - Tens of thousands protest in Dublin
It’s the fourth major ‘day of action’ on water charges.
# charge this
Organisers of the next Irish Water 'day of action' ready for 100,000 turn-out
Details of the fourth major ‘Right2Water’ protest have been confirmed this afternoon.
# wheatfield prison
Prison service says water charge protesters are not 'on complete lock down'
Two of the men have been on hunger strike since Friday and said they will begin refusing liquids from today.
# not going away
Get ready for a month of sustained water protests --- starting today in Dublin (and in Enda's home town)
Analysis: The jailing of protesters will provide a focal point for campaigners. From here till Paddy’s Day (and beyond) there’ll be no escaping the issue.
# Verdict
Four water charge protesters are going to jail
Five people will serve between 28 and 56 days.
# stepping it up
'It's been about so much more than water': Right2Water groups are planning for the general election
Politicians, NGOs, academics and others will be invited to attend a two day ‘May Day Conference’.
# Demonstration
Thousands take part in anti-water charge protests across Ireland
Two people were arrested by gardaí today for minor public order offences.
# Bills Bills Bills
What happens if I don't pay my bill, and other questions for Irish Water
John Tierney said he didn’t forsee a situation ”where we would have to be taking people to court”. But what will happen to those who don’t pay out?
# quick march
Next mass 'day of action' on water charges will be in March (not April)
Tomorrow’s protests aren’t being organised centrally, but the next ‘Right2Water’ action will happen before the first bills arrive.
# Liberty Hall
VIDEO: SUV hits pedestrians at anti-water charge protest in Dublin
One person was injured after the vehicle mounted the path.
AS IT HAPPENED
Tens of thousands turn out in Dublin to demand 'Right2Water'
Tens of thousands of people took part in the latest mass protest against water charges — but there were some violent scenes too, and ‘breakaway’ protesters caused havoc for commuters.
# Water Protest
Leo: It really bothers me that people are protesting about €3 a week, we’ve much bigger problems
The Health Minister has been responding to the protests in Dublin today.
# State of the Nation
How many people will protest against water charges today?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# 10 December
Enda has a message for the people who've travelled from Detroit for the water protest
Kenny was speaking ahead of Wednesday’s march in Dublin.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you be taking part in Wednesday's anti-water charge protest?
Attendance is predicted to match, if not exceed, previous protests.
# Irish Water
Here's why some people have travelled from Detroit to join the water charges protest
Chants heard at Dublin Airport today – ‘From Dublin to Detroit, water is a human right’
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.
# 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.