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Anti-water charge demonstrators pictured today during  the national water charge protest. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A crowd of more than 7,000 turned out in Co Donegal today to send a message that locals will not pay water charges.The crowd marched from the Port Ro(...)

More than 3,000 anti-water demonstrators  converged on Bedford Row in Limerick city centre to protest over water charges.

More than 3,000 anti-water demonstrators converged on Bedford Row in Limerick city centre today protest over water charges. Limerick’s main thoroughfa(...)

Water charge protesters gather at the GPO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in towns, cities and villages across the country to protest over water charges today.Dublin City Centre(...)

People taking part in a recent anti-water charges protest march, in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

CORK: Suzanne O’FlynnMother of two Suzanne O’Flynn (36) was one of the residents of Ashbrook Heights in Togher in Cork city who prevented Irish Water (...)

Hazel Norton and George Heinz from Ballyfermot, Dublin, prepare for today’s anti-water charge protests today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government is bracing itself for the biggest display of public opposition to one of its policies as tens of thousands of people prepare to take(...)

Cork Protests under the Right2Water banner are planned for Cork city and towns in the county including Bandon, Clonakilty, Fermoy, Mallow and Youghal.(...)

Matt Waine: said We Won’t Pay the Water Tax – Dublin 15 had distributed some 26,000 leaflets about the protests. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to take part in marches across Dublin today, with protests planned in dozens of locations throughout the(...)

‘Commentators who would never be seen dead at a demo came close to lamenting that the working class was letting the country down. Oh for the days of Jim Larkin, they sighed, relaxed that the preacher of discontent was safely entombed in Glasnevin.’ Above, an anti-water charges protest march, in O’Connell Street, Dublin, last month. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Every mass protest carries within it the seeds of revolution. It is when the plain people come together to push against the powers that be that we can(...)

Cllr Daithi Doolan (SF),   Paul Murphy TD (AAA),  Clare Daly TD (Ind) and  Richard Boyd Barrett TD (PBPA) at Leinster House yesterday, displaying a large map with the locations of the nationwide Right2water protests. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Public pressure over water charges is gathering pace with protests due to take place in over 70 locations across the country tomorrow.Organisers expec(...)

‘The fact that the Government no longer has a majority in the Seanad raises the possibility that Senator Feargal Quinn’s legislation will get some traction.’ Photograph: Alan Betson, Irish Times

I know I am beginning to sound like a broken record on the theme of how dysfunctional our parliament has become but I feel compelled this week to take(...)

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