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'We won't pay': Protesters gather outside Irish Water HQ

There are also protests in Limerick, Galway, Cork and elsewhere.

Updated 8.57 pm

THOUSANDS OF WATER charge protesters have held demonstrations in the cities of Dublin, Limerick and Cork with other smaller protests in some other areas.

The largest protest was held in Dublin outsides the offices of Irish Water on Talbot Street with organisers asking people ‘not to be fooled by Government concessions’.

They are calling for a nationwide boycott of the charges and asking people not to bring complete their Irish Water registration pack.

The Limerick demonstration was to be held at City Hall with a march in Galway from Spanish Arch to Eyre Square.

The demonstrations were organised for the today to coincide with the deadline for registering with Irish Water, a deadline that has now been pushed back to 2 February 2015.

The protests come as Irish Water says there was a “significant and obvious” decline in demand for water in the Dublin region from 1 October — the day water charges were originally due to come in.

Read: Irish Water letter containing human excrement sent to call centre >

Read: Check out this amazing portrait of James Connolly … on an Irish Water registration pack >

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