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(...)

Brendan Ogle of the Right to Water campaign group said anyone who could not protest peacefully should ‘stay away’ from the next protest on December 10th.

The Right to Water campaign has called for a mass mobilisation of citizens to again protest against water charges in Dublin on December 10th and has s(...)

Some 653,000 households will get the water support payment.

The exclusion of thousands of low-income households from both a new water support payment and a new water tax credit, is “wrong” and “very concerning(...)

Joan Burton: Brendan Ogle of the Unite union said she should apologise for “getting up in the Dáil like Marie Antoinette and insinuating if people can afford a phone they should pay for water”

Saturday’s march through Dublin will be seen as the “tipping point” into “a massive revolt against this Government”, say those involved in the Righ(...)

Brendan Ogle: If the ESB thought having to deal with the demands  of the former union leader  was a headache, just wait until its consultants get a load of the shenanigans at BPC

The ESB, fresh from recent battles with its unions that led to threats of power outages for Christmas, must be a glutton for punishment. (...)

File photograph of Brendan Ogle addressing protestersat at a Unite trade union protest in 2010. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Brendan Ogle, the ESB Group of Unions (GoU) secretary who led its workers to the brink of industrial action shortly before Christmas, will step down f(...)

The endgame started on Thursday, when Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte (above) asked the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to intervene. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The two sides in the ESB dispute held tentative talks at the company’s head office early last week, but made little headway. The endgame started on Th(...)