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#Water protests

# water-protests - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Riot squad deployed outside Dáil after Garda injured
# Water Protests
# Water Protests

Riot squad deployed outside Dáil after Garda injured

Dec 10th 2014, 4:27 PM 27,021 Views 231 Comments

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

Gardaí have some advice for those attending today's Right2Water protest
# To The Streets
# To The Streets

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

Dec 10th 2014, 9:02 AM 11,036 Views 139 Comments

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

# water-protests - Saturday 6 December, 2014

'Wednesday can be a knockout blow to water charges'
# Flood The Streets
# Flood The Streets

'Wednesday can be a knockout blow to water charges'

Dec 6th 2014, 4:08 PM 19,572 Views 254 Comments

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

# water-protests - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Enda Kenny is facing a motion of no confidence next week

Enda Kenny is facing a motion of no confidence next week

Dec 4th 2014, 6:00 PM 21,876 Views 190 Comments

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

# water-protests - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 3rd 2014, 6:37 PM 20,536 Views 114 Comments

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

# water-protests - Monday 1 December, 2014

Here's how many people have signed up to pay water charges
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Here's how many people have signed up to pay water charges

Dec 1st 2014, 6:23 PM 53,398 Views 230 Comments

Have you registered?

# water-protests - Saturday 29 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 29th 2014, 8:47 PM 42,166 Views 242 Comments

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

# water-protests - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 26th 2014, 12:00 PM 55 Views 73 Comments

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

# water-protests - Monday 24 November, 2014

Yet another County Council has passed a motion to abolish water charges
# No-mentum
# No-mentum

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

Nov 24th 2014, 5:27 PM 44,629 Views 123 Comments

There was only one dissenting voice in the chamber…

It's official: Irish Water now has its own theme song
# Sharing A Bath
# Sharing A Bath

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

Nov 24th 2014, 1:38 PM 15,565 Views 52 Comments

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

# water-protests - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million

Nov 23rd 2014, 8:39 PM 39,408 Views 190 Comments

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

What's all this about water cut-offs and demonstrations in Detroit?
# Get Smart Fast
# Get Smart Fast

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

Nov 23rd 2014, 8:30 AM 17,190 Views 62 Comments

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.

# water-protests - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike
# Right2Water
# Right2Water

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

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:08 PM 40,077 Views 237 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 8,714 Views 4 Comments

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

People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today
# Peaceful Protets
# Peaceful Protets

People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today

Nov 22nd 2014, 6:26 PM 12,832 Views 76 Comments

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

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now
# Water Protests
# Water Protests

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Nov 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 52 Views 224 Comments

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

# water-protests - Friday 21 November, 2014

Water meter installer 'had rifle pointed at him'
# Clarecastle
# Clarecastle

Water meter installer 'had rifle pointed at him'

Nov 21st 2014, 11:10 PM 27,421 Views 124 Comments

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

SIPTU still won't say if they'll join water charge protests
# Wait And See
# Wait And See

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

Nov 21st 2014, 3:39 PM 11,094 Views 144 Comments

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

# water-protests - Thursday 20 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 20th 2014, 11:07 PM 70,313 Views 510 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 20th 2014, 2:44 PM 19,162 Views 121 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 20th 2014, 9:01 AM 10,854 Views 93 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 44 Views 73 Comments

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.

# water-protests - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 19th 2014, 11:32 AM 22,349 Views 99 Comments

They like to note the weather.

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

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

Nov 19th 2014, 9:00 AM 7,002 Views 41 Comments

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

# water-protests - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 56 Views 89 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 18th 2014, 9:00 AM 7,642 Views 61 Comments

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

# water-protests - Monday 17 November, 2014

Hundreds of water protesters target Taoiseach in Sligo
# We Won't Pay
# We Won't Pay

Hundreds of water protesters target Taoiseach in Sligo

Nov 17th 2014, 11:35 PM 52,022 Views 320 Comments

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

10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco
# Water Charges
From The Daily Edge
# Water Charges

10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco

Nov 17th 2014, 9:30 PM 45,523 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 17th 2014, 8:00 PM 45 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 17th 2014, 11:05 AM 29,272 Views 290 Comments

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

# water-protests - Sunday 16 November, 2014

That was NOT a peaceful protest --- Burton
# Water Protests
# Water Protests

That was NOT a peaceful protest --- Burton

Nov 16th 2014, 12:12 PM 48,033 Views 331 Comments

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

# water-protests - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Russell Brand is an anti-water charge protester
# The Trews
# The Trews

Russell Brand is an anti-water charge protester

Nov 13th 2014, 6:23 PM 38,580 Views 128 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 13th 2014, 7:37 AM 60,090 Views 328 Comments

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

# water-protests - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 11th 2014, 7:19 PM 19,559 Views 135 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 18,498 Views 113 Comments

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

# water-protests - Saturday 8 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 8th 2014, 4:40 PM 18,530 Views 167 Comments

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

Something in the (Irish) Water: 2,000 jobs but still a bad week for the #AllAboutJobs govt
# Water Mistake
# Water Mistake

Something in the (Irish) Water: 2,000 jobs but still a bad week for the #AllAboutJobs govt

Nov 8th 2014, 8:15 AM 9,779 Views 51 Comments

Is the coalition drowning?

Water Protests: The grassroots campaign hits front pages all over the country
# Anger
# Anger

Water Protests: The grassroots campaign hits front pages all over the country

Nov 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 12,711 Views 82 Comments

A timeline of a crisis.

# water-protests - Friday 7 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 7th 2014, 9:22 AM 9,265 Views 77 Comments

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

# water-protests - Thursday 6 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 6th 2014, 5:08 PM 41,276 Views 452 Comments

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