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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Water protests

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# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# 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.
# Irish Water
Here's how many people have signed up to pay water charges
Have you registered?
# Water Charges
'We won't pay': Protesters gather outside Irish Water HQ
There are also protests in Limerick, Galway, Cork and elsewhere.
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.”
# no-mentum
Yet another County Council has passed a motion to abolish water charges
There was only one dissenting voice in the chamber…
# 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.”
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Prime Numbers
Water protests, death threats, and Bono: The week in numbers
Plus: Which county has more roads than any other county in Ireland?
# peaceful protets
People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today
Gardai say there were no public order incidents at either protest.
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.
# Clarecastle
Water meter installer 'had rifle pointed at him'
The incident took place in Clarecastle, Co Clare, this morning.
# 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.
# ISIS situation
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.
# Water protests
Cork hotel 'gave into mob rule' by cancelling Fine Gael event - MEP
Deirdre Clune said she was “outraged” by the decision.
# 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…
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.
# Media
'Relentlessly rainy Ireland': How water charges anger is reported abroad
They like to note the weather.
# 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…
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.
# 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…
# we won't pay
Hundreds of water protesters target Taoiseach in Sligo
Demonstrators yelled “shame on Kenny” as the Taoiseach’s car arrived.
# Water Charges
10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco
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
We put a stop to this juggernaut before it’s too late.
# 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.
# 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”.
# The Trews
Russell Brand is an anti-water charge protester
The outspoken celebrity has used his latest YouTube video to speak against Irish Water.
# 1916 rising
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.
# Irish Water
Enda: I don't need Garda protection from water protesters
“Where I come from, we are well able to look after ourselves.”
# 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.
# 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.
# Water Mistake
Something in the (Irish) Water: 2,000 jobs but still a bad week for the #AllAboutJobs govt
Is the coalition drowning?
# Anger
Water Protests: The grassroots campaign hits front pages all over the country
A timeline of a crisis.
# 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
# Coolock
Leo Varadkar: There's a 'sinister fringe' of violent Irish Water protesters
His comments come following last night’s protest at Coolock Garda Station.