Right2Water is a massive campaign, the biggest single issue mobilisation of citizens in the state’s history. It has brought 600,000 citizens out in peaceful protest on 7 days now since October 2014. , CAROLINE QUINN/AFP/Getty Images

Europhile politicians such as Michael Noonan are citing the EU water services directive as dictating the next government cannot exercise its clear dem(...)

TDs Paul Murphy and Richard Boyd Barrett at the anti-water charges protest in Dublin’s city centre on Saturday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Several thousand people took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday in protest against water charges ahead of the general election. There was a large (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett at a water protest in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of protestors turned out to oppose water charges at Right2Water demonstrations across the country on Saturday. In Dublin City Centre, at th(...)

Alan Kelly said housing and homelessness is more of a concern, and takes up 50% of his times. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Water and opposition to water charges have “gone off” the agenda, according to Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Speaking as anti-water char(...)

‘Participants in Saturday’s big Right2Water rally were also on Twitter. Sinn Féiners was complaining RTÉ had deliberately edited coverage to exclude the party’s involvement. A prominent non-party protester retweeted an objection to The Irish Times online’s decision to put the water protest below a column about the IRA’s allegedly massive global assets.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Many who have experienced serious illness must have read Una Mullally’s column on Monday with a great spark of recognition. She wrote about the perspe(...)

(From left) Des Fagan of the CPSU, Brendan Ogle of UNITE  and John Douglas of the ICTU at the Right2Water press conference announcing details of a new water charges protest. The conference heard how one of the four jailed protesters, Bernie Hughes, plans to run in the next general election.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

One of four anti-water protesters jailed in recent weeks has said she intends running as a candidate in the next general election. Bernie Hughes was o(...)

On tap: John Carter from Drogheda, Co Louth, who was among the tens of thousands at the water protest in Dublin.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The revolution arrived at lunchtime, and if it didn’t quite manage to park the tanks on Leinster Lawn, it rolled them up within earshot of the corr(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett addresses the crowd. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The numbers who attended the Right2Water protest in Dublin city centre will eventually force the Government to reverse water charges, the leaders of t(...)

An estimate of water charge protest attendance by CrowdSize App: it uses area size to generate a figure

How many people turned up at the water charge protest in Dublin? This fact is germane to the efficiency of the whole protest. The bigger the crowd, th(...)

Leo Varadkar:  ‘As a member of a party I feel represents middle Ireland, why should we have to pay higher taxes for water when others will be paying nothing?’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said that anti-water charges campaigner Brendan Ogle wants to see middle-class people pay more tax for water.Mr(...)