Alan Kelly: “There are a certain amount of people who believe in not making a contribution to society but allow for taxpayers to fund this indulgence.”

Sinn Féin and anti-austerity movements on the “hard left” contain some who are politically active yet do not work or make a contribution to society, (...)

Cork councillor Mick Barry. A meeting of Cork City Council had to be abandoned this evening after anti-water charges campaigners disrupted it in protest at the jailing of five  protesters in Dublin last week. The meeting had been due to vote on a motion on the jailing proposed by Cllr Barry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A meeting of Cork City Council was abandoned this evening after anti-water charges campaigners disrupted it in protest at the jailing of five anti-wat(...)

Anti-water charges protest, Central Bank,   Dublin: “Maybe 10,000 people” turned out. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Anti-austerity campaigners will travel to Killarney next weekend to protest at the annual Labour Party conference. Campaign group Right2Water is org(...)

A rally in support of the jailed protesters will be held in Dublin today, Friday, and is expected to draw thousands of people. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 0:57

The jailing of five water protesters for defying a court order has been portrayed as a “political act” by a leading figure in the anti-water charge(...)

Anti-water charge protesters are marching in Dublin after five people opposed to the charges were jailed after being found to be in contempt of court. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times. 0:57

Anti-water charge protesters are marching in Dublin after five people opposed to the charges were jailed after being found to be in contempt of court.(...)

French president Francois Hollande: he took drastic action by overriding parliament to push through a package of business-friendly economic reforms. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty

French president François Hollande took drastic action on Tuesday to push through a package of business-friendly economic reforms, overriding parliam(...)

A man has been arrested in connection with last November’s anti-water charge protest in Jobstown, Dublin.  The arrest brings to 21 the number of people detained as part of the investigation into the demonstration.

A man has been arrested in connection with last November’s anti-water charge protest in Jobstown, Dublin. The arrest brings to 21 the number of peop(...)

Paul Murphy TD says he “wouldn’t rule out” taking a case to GSOC over the Jobstown water protest detentions. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times. 2:09

Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy says there is “zero” prospect of him being imprisoned following his arrest by gardaí on Monday.The Dublin South-West re(...)

File photo of people taking part in the November anti-water charge protest in Jobstown. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A protest is being planned for the Department of Justice on Thursday following the arrest of a further four individuals in relation to protests in Job(...)

The arrests come after Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy was arrested on Monday in relation to the same incident. 1:48

Four people were arrested on Tuesday morning in connection with the water charges protest in Jobstown last November. All four were released without ch(...)