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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(...)

Demonstrators march in Sao Paulo against corruption and the government of president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Bosco Martin/EPA

Public prosecutors in Brazil have charged 36 people, including top executives from some of the country’s leading civil engineering companies, with inv(...)

About 1,000 houses lost power last night, mainly along the south coast. Photograph: ESB

Some 20,000 people are without electricity tonight due to adverse weather conditions in the south of the country.A statement from ESB Networks said th(...)

Brazil goes to the polls
  • World
  • October 2, 2014, 01:01

Strange as it may seem the protest vote is not with Dilma Roussef, Brazil’s former guerilla president. She may have inherited the mantle of the Worker(...)

The going of Gilmore

Politics, like soccer, is a cruel and unforgiving mistress. No credit given for past success, you are only as good as your last game. And Eamon Gilmor(...)

It is a strange twist of politics that Eamon Gilmore began his political career by helping to bring the Labour Party to its knees in the 1985 local el(...)

Full list of candidates One of a handful of counties where city and county councils have been merged, the new Waterford County Local Authoritie(...)

Representatives from the left-wing alliance, Nicola Curry of People Before Profit Alliance, Michael O’Brien of the Anti-Austerity Alliance, Pat Dunne with United Left Alliance, Brendan Young of Independent Community Solidarity and Mick Finnegan of the Workers Party, signing a transfer pact for the local elections. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A loose left-wing alliance of 100 local-election candidates have signed up to an agreement on vote transfers and opposition to austerity measures a(...)

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