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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 28 February, 2015


# protests - Monday 23 February, 2015

In photos: Two men arrested after water meter van blocked with staff inside Rialto This post contains images

# protests - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Protesters gather at Carlow event Tánaiste attending

It comes after two rallies were held yesterday demonstrating against the jailing of five water protesters on Thursday.

# protests - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Protesters take to the streets of Brazil over their dwindling water supply

Angry protesters say local and national governments have neglected problems for too long.

# protests - Monday 16 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Thousands of people protested The Simpsons being taken off air in Bolivia

Thousands of people protested The Simpsons being taken off air in Bolivia

Yes, people are still devoted to The Simpsons.

# protests - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Paul Murphy calls for “significant response” if Jobstown protest arrests continue

The TD described the arrests as “not acceptable”.

# protests - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Rabbitte: The selective targeting of public figures needs to stop

TD Ruth Coppinger said people are more concerned about the arrests in relation to the Jobstown protests.

# protests - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Irish Water says over 1 million have registered ahead of tomorrow’s deadline

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed today that those who do not register will not have their water cut off.

# protests - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Will ‘midget-gate’ affect turn-out for today’s water protests?

Demonstrations are being planned across the country. But today’s events shouldn’t be compared to the pre-Christmas ‘days of action’ left-wing TDs have said.

# protests - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Poll: Should protests be banned from our city centres? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should protests be banned from our city centres?

Taxi drivers brought Dublin traffic to a near standstill this week. Do you think such protests should be kept away from the centre of town?

# protests - Monday 19 January, 2015

‘Terror threat to Ireland is low, but it’s important to remain on alert’

Europe is on a high terror alert as a mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large.

# protests - Friday 16 January, 2015

Gardaí could soon be wearing body cameras

Dublin councillors want a pilot scheme to be rolled out in the city.

# protests - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Cologne Cathedral plunged into darkness in protest over anti-Islam rallies

The move came as 18,000 people turned out an anti-immigrant demonstration.

# protests - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Egypt’s highest court orders retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists

The three men have been detained since December 2013.

# protests - Sunday 21 December, 2014

New York reeling after policemen shot dead in their car before gunman shoots himself

The man posted online that he was planning to kill two police officers in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

# protests - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Pedestrian rushed to hospital after car crashes into group of protesters

It happened after a small group of protesters attempted to block traffic in the area.

Gardaí have some advice for those attending today’s Right2Water protest

A number of roads will be closed as marchers head for Leinster House.

# protests - Monday 8 December, 2014

Police and demonstrators clash as US protests continue for a second night California This post contains images

Police and demonstrators clash as US protests continue for a second night

President Barack Obama urged the country’s youth to be patient in the fight against racism.

# protests - Saturday 6 December, 2014

‘Wednesday can be a knockout blow to water charges’

Anti Austerity Alliance TD Ruth Coppinger said that a big turnout could hit the “appalling and arrogant” government.

Grand jury to consider latest police killing of an unarmed man in New York

The father of a young girl was shot dead by a single bullet on a dimly lit staircase at a Brooklyn apartment building.

# protests - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

DUP and UUP fanned flames of violent flag riots but lost control

Research from Queen’s says the parties did more than anyone to heighten tensions.

# protests - Monday 1 December, 2014

Remember the protests in Hong Kong? They’re still going – and are more violent

This is the third month of the protests, and police used pepper spray and batons on the students overnight.

# protests - Saturday 29 November, 2014

‘We won’t pay’: Protesters gather outside Irish Water HQ

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

# 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.

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