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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Water protests

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# Water protests
Joan Burton breaks silence after trial: 'I have friends who live in Jobstown'
“I found the atmosphere in the courts intimidating,” the former Tánaiste said during a lengthy interview today.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
A new poll, thousands protest and gardaí receive FBI training on online child abuse…
# get a job
This bold teen is going viral for yelling at water protesters to 'pay their bills'
“This video was a joke”, he wrote on Facebook.
# Food Bank
Pictures: Water protesters clash with gardaí at Joan Burton food bank event
More trouble at an event attended by the Tánaiste today.
# Right2Water
'We're not going away': Crowds brave awful weather to keep water charges issue live
Dublin’s O’Connell Street was the venue.
# 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.
# Contaminated
These are the 20 Dublin homes with the most lead in their drinking water
There’s some familiar addresses related to water protests.
# coverging
Can politicians harness the power of the water movement?
They’re giving it a try.
# 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.
# Water Meters
"I was simply standing on a public footpath" - Joan Collins TD arrested at Dublin protest
The United Left TD was arrested along with Cllr Pat Dunne.
# threatening
Meter installers are being offered counselling ... but Irish Water say they're not paying for it
“We’re civil engineers and not trained to deal with this, getting physical and mental abuse is not something we ever envisaged.”
# Fingal
Woman left bloodied after gardaí attempt to move anti-water charge protesters
The woman was sitting in a doorway at Fingal County Council last night.
# making an entrance
Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of 'traitor' and 'parasite'
Enda Kenny was arriving at Yahoo’s new €11m offices in Dublin.
# Water protests
"Massive non-payment of this charge is vital if we want to stop this beast"
Ruth Coppinger was speaking after yesterday’s impressive protest turnout.
# live issue
In pics and videos: Huge turnout for latest 'Right2Water' rally
Dublin’s O’Connell street was packed.
# get back
Businesses aren't AT ALL happy about tomorrow's O'Connell Street protest
They’re calling for the rally to be moved to Merrion Square.
# Threats
Senator told her head would be ripped off and shoved 'where the sun don't shine'
Lorraine Higgins said she believes the threat was a direct result of comments she made about jailed water protesters on Prime Time.
# Cork
Council meeting called off AGAIN as protester refuses to leave chamber
The People’s Convention are in a row with the council over posters. One member of the group wouldn’t leave this evening, and the meeting was cancelled.
# free the four
Amid "fascist" claims, Dublin City Council wants jailed water protesters released
A motion was passed by 27 votes to 22.
# no rules to be broken
Dublin councillors won't have to foot €6,000 bill for printing anti-water charge leaflets
‘People Before Profit condemns the misuse of public monies.’
# warning
Enda Kenny: Some water protesters are "terrifying young families"
The Taoiseach also said the protesters jailed last week wanted to be in contempt of court.
# Meath
Fine Gael TD speaks to gardaí after woman alleges 'hit-and-run' at protest
Organisers of the protest deny intimidation outside the deputy’s home.
# Who's Watching?
Irish Water on those 'masked men' filming at meter protest sites
A Dáil question on whether workers for the beleaguered semi-state were allowed obscure their faces was disallowed by the Ceann Comhairle earlier this month.
# 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.
# gone back in time
'Kids are selling drugs because gardaí are busy at water protests'
Drug dealing in Dublin has been described as “absolutely horrendous”
# jobstown
'People like to see their TDs having good manners and some of them have crossed the line'
Independent TD Finian McGrath explains why support for independent and smaller parties has fallen.
# Protests
Protester told meter installer "I'll put you on your back", court told
Six of the seven were in court today.
# Water protests
Russell Brand feels so strongly about the Jobstown arrests he can't even keep his towel on
Russell has a few (more) things to say about water charges.
# Water protests
'The temper of protest is changing' - Pat Rabbitte critical of 'thuggish' protesters
The former minister says such protesters are in the minority.
# Deadline Day
Poll: Have you registered with Irish Water?
Tomorrow is the last chance to do so on time.
# derek byrne
Man who called the President "midget parasite" is main organiser of mass anti-charges rally
The Dublin Says No activist said he wouldn’t be backing down or apologising for the comments, when contacted by TheJournal.ie.
# not in the public interest
'It's wrong that Irish Water won't reveal how much it's paying for security' - Fianna Fáil
The company said revealing this information could result in higher costs which would have to be passed on to consumers.
# over to you
Our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2014
And the most popular ones on Twitter too.
# Dear Michael
49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill
The President had a swift response for some of them (and it wasn’t a complete ‘no’.)
# Water protests
Anti-water charge protests in Dublin and Donegal
It’s reported the 300 attended the protest in Donegal while 200 came out for the Dublin demonstration.
# fair and square
Irish Water: No rules were broken when GMC Sierra won metering contract
TD Catherine Murphy has raised the issue in the Dáil on numerous occasions.
# Threats
Gardaí investigating claims water protester was assaulted
Mick Mooney says he was targeted because of his political stance.
# Your Say
Poll: Could you afford to pay €3 a week?
Leo Varadkar yesterday criticised protesters taking to the street over water charges.
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.
# They're watching
Switzerland to Venezuela: How the world sees today's water protests
“The largest social movement in the country since 2008.”