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# protests - Today’s News


# protests - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Enda and Gerry are still rowing about Sinn Féin’s involvement in a water protest on Monday

Sinn Féin has called on the Taoiseach to withdraw the remarks, saying the party was not at the protest.

‘We said they can shove water meters up their arses, now they can shove concessions up their arses’

Justice Paul Gilligan said “The court cannot stand idly by while those who defy it go free”.


# protests - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike

The Socialist Party TD added that she believes the Government could collapse before the next general election.

People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today

Gardai say there were no public order incidents at either protest.

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.

# protests - Friday 21 November, 2014

# protests - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Fine Gael TD says Dublin protesters ‘act like parasites and live off country people’ ISIS Situation This post contains videos

Fine Gael TD says Dublin protesters ‘act like parasites and live off country people’

Noel Coonan also warned of an ‘ISIS situation’ developing if violent protests continue.

# protests - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Meter installer ‘kneed in face’ at protest

A group of water meter protesters accused of breaching an exclusion zone at sites were before the courts again today.

Irish Water don’t give notice of disruption “in areas protests are likely”

A junior minister says that workers have been bitten and threatened.

# protests - Monday 17 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco Water Charges

10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco

The whole thing has brought out the wittier side of us all.

# protests - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Enda: I don’t need Garda protection from water protesters

“Where I come from, we are well able to look after ourselves.”

# protests - Monday 10 November, 2014

Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy

This week the Government will respond to a recommendation to hold a referendum about placing a citizens’ initiative provision in the Constitution.

Water protesters on the northside are planning a major action

Rank-and-file gardaí have warned there’s now a “darker element” at work in the Dublin protests, but grassroots campaigners say entirely reject that charge.

# protests - Friday 7 November, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Reducing water pressure was never an option, locals would’ve stopped it, says TD

Paul Murphy has also said the exclusion zone around meter installers should be broken

# protests - Monday 3 November, 2014

Alan Kelly: ‘We are going to get this right, it’s my job to get this right’

The Minister for the Environment said that Irish Water legislation was rushed through the Dáil and it shouldn’t have happened.

Irish Water: We’re sorry Flooding Onto The Streets This post contains videos

Irish Water: We’re sorry

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has also indicated that the cap on water charges will be extended to 2016.

Fine Gael councillor ‘incredibly sorry’ for telling protesters to collect rainwater and drink it

Laura McGonigle made the remarks on her private Facebook account at the weekend.

# protests - Saturday 1 November, 2014

As it happened: Tens of thousands protest against water charges

We followed the demonstrations as they took place around the country.

IN IMAGES: A brief history of the Irish protest

This ain’t our first rodeo.

# protests - Friday 31 October, 2014

SIPTU won’t be protesting against water charges, but they want them deferred

The Right2Water campaign is backed Mandate and UNITE unions.

# protests - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country

It is the second day of action by the Right2Water group.

Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power

The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.

# protests - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Intimidation of Roma people in Waterford “effectively a lynch mob”- Minister

Three Roma families were forced to leave a house in Waterford.

# protests - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

‘You can protest, but you can’t stop them’ – Judge to water meter protesters

The judge declined to decide on a request from the company for a 20m exclusion zone around workers.

# protests - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Anti-water charge protests take place around the country

Large crowds were reported at some of the demonstrations.

Protesters in Hong Kong have retaken their protest camp

Protesters are angry at what they see as China’s interference with Hong Kong’s independence.

# protests - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Video of Hong Kong police beating handcuffed protester hikes tensions Dark Alley This post contains videos

Video of Hong Kong police beating handcuffed protester hikes tensions

Police have begun raiding protest sites and tearing down barricades

# protests - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who’s protesting the Budget?

There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won’t be put down

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.

# protests - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Tens of thousands take to the streets of Dublin to protest against water charges Right 2 Water This post contains images

# protests - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Now the protesters are being accused of intimidation in Clare Hall

The protesters are also accusing the gardaí of using heavy-handed tactics…

Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen – police say he fired first

St. Louis Police say the deceased man fired at the officer first.

# protests - Monday 6 October, 2014

Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work

Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.

# protests - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill?

What are your feelings?

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven’t gone away

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven’t gone away

The expert group is not expected to give their opinion until next year.

# protests - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Thousands gather for defiant peace rally in Hong Kong

The city’s chief secretary has again urged them to leave.

# protests - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Opinion: The peaceful anarchy of Hong Kong’s student protesters is infectious

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests gained a momentum of their own after the catastrophic miscalculation to fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators.

Chinese pigeons were given a rectal exam before a national day celebration

The 10,000 pigeons were checked for ‘suspicious material’.

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