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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(...)

Anti-water charges protesters at the Silvers Springs Moran Hotel in Cork, where an Irish Water briefing was disrupted. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

An Irish Water briefing in Cork for councillors from four local authorities was suspended yesterday after it was disrupted by anti-water charge prote(...)

 Paul Murphy TD displays a map to highlight the locations where Right2water protests will take place, including almost 20 demonstrations scheduled for Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Organisers of a mass nationwide protest against water charges due to take place on Saturday have said they expect the turnout to exceed 100,000.Betwee(...)

Irish Water needs to win the confidence of people and should not pay bonuses, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has said. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Irish Water needs to win the confidence of people and should not pay bonuses, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has said.Mr Ho(...)

 The relief will be given for water charges paid in the previous tax year. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Officials from the Department of Finance and the Revenue Commissioners are examining whether it is possible to have the water tax credit introduced i(...)

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