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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Water Protest

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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.
'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.
# Water Charges
"We think these charges should be dropped" - Paul Murphy defiant after Jobstown hearing
The cases of the Jobstown 18 have been put back to April. Meanwhile, another water protest is planned for this Thursday.
# public order offences
Court orders CCTV footage be handed over to water protesters
The deputy was charged with public order offences earlier this month.
# Water Protest
Six people arrested at anti-water charges protest in Waterford
Two are appearing before Waterford District Court this afternoon.
# Water
Paul Murphy has just been served with a summons for false imprisonment
The summonses relate to the alleged false imprisonment of Tanaiste Joan Burton.
# jobstown
Paul Murphy says charges of false imprisonment are "absolutely farcical". Are they?
Do the charges stack up?
# Leaks
Paul Murphy: 'No one told me I'm going to be charged over Jobstown protests'
The TD is among those expected to be charged over the protest last November.
# Nenagh
'Irish Water is dead': Hundreds turn out for protest in Alan Kelly's hometown
“The minister needs to go back to the drawing board.”
# State of the Nation
The power of water protests with no protesters
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Demonstration
Senators abandon cars after protesters shut down street outside Leinster House
A female Garda was hit in the face with a traffic cone, and one man was arrested.
# yoursay
Poll: A retailers group thinks water protests contributed to Clerys decline, do you?
“It was definitely a contributory circumstance.”
# Water Protest
Joan Burton's car blocked by protesters at same-sex marriage event
The protesters were removed by gardaí after they lay down in front of the car.
# poor joan
Does UCC have something against water protesters?
Or people called Joan? The college has posed a slightly dramatic (to say the least) question involving an anti-water charge protest on an exam.
# Irish Water
Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters
Jan O’Sullivan and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were delayed for about 40 minutes.
# Water Protest
Dublin anti-water charge rally hears two jailed protesters are on hunger strike
It was announced at the Dublin anti-water charge protest today.
# Water Protest
Wide condemnation of 'midget parasite' abuse of President Higgins
The protesters shouted at the President and scuffled with Gardaí as his car left an event at a Finglas school.
# Water Protest
"40 gardaí and 20 protesters": Claims of heavy-handed policing denied after 8 arrests
Gardaí are denying that they were heavy handed during the incident.
# Water Protest
Joan on Jobstown: 'When I was in that car I was worried about the parallels with fascism'
The Tánaiste has been speaking about her experience at the hands of water protesters last month.
# what do ya' reckon?
Irish adults are willing to pay €83 for water services
A new survey also shows that almost a quarter have attended a water protest in the past year.
# Prime Numbers
Obesity, Waterford Crystal, and a Massey Ferguson tractor: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of men in Ireland are overweight or obese?
# State of the Nation
Just how many people protested against water charges yesterday?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
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.
Opinion: We have been sold out, we have been failed. That is why I'm marching today.
We deserve better and, today, people across the country will come together – dignified and defiant.
Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let's make our voices heard
We need a solution for our water needs – but one that doesn’t include creative accounting, cronyism, and possible privatisation.
# Water Protest
Russell Brand tells Irish people to 'take the day off work' for water charges protest
Comedian made the statement in latest YouTube video.
# 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.
# Lunch Fix
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
# Water Protest
Russell Brand is backing a water charges protest in Limerick
He hasn’t forgotten about us, you know.
# Tallaght
Lynn Boylan: Jobstown protest was completely blown out of proportion
The Sinn Féin MEP is not happy with how the protest was covered by the media.
# Jobswatch
Tech company to create 120 jobs in Cork
Water protesters will picket the announcement by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
# Right2Water
Protest group dismisses water charge concessions as 'an attempt to buy time'
Right2Water is planning another mass protest on 10 December.
# Water Protest
'The tall guard in black, he saved my life': Water protester speaks out about bollard incident
Fiona Healy was pushed into a metal bollard outside Mansion House on Dawson Street earlier in the week.
# Water Protest
Nobody has complained to GSOC about the Gardaí bollard push video
No one present when the incident occurred has come forward to the Ombudsman.
# Water Protest
Two arrested over protest that trapped Joan Burton in her car for hours
Protesters surrounded the Tánaiste’s car chanting “peaceful protest” as she attempted to leave a graduation ceremony in Jobstown.
Opinion: Is it too late to fix Irish Water?
Government can’t wash its hands of this – the current anger and frustration could be just the tip of the iceberg.