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# right2water - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'We're on the verge of a really important victory': Large crowds gather in Dublin for Right2Water protest

Crowds turned out in Dublin today for the demonstration.

# right2water - Saturday 25 February, 2017

FactCheck: Did Right2Water this week support charging for excessive water use?

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen made the claim this week, and the AAA-PBP’s Paul Murphy accused him of “mischief making”. FactCheck steps in.

# right2water - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee

The all-party Oireachtas group is looking at the future of water charges.

# right2water - Friday 16 September, 2016

'Water charges would already be abolished, if we had a functioning democracy'

Domestic water charges are economically inefficient, environmentally unsound and socially destructive, writes David Gibney.

# right2water - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Fianna Fáil's call for water charges to be abolished 'first shot in election campaign'

Earlier, Enda Kenny said: “I’m not sure what Fianna Fáil are at here.”

"Tens of thousands" expected to protest water charges (and the government's Apple decision)

Right2Water is asking people to take to the streets again, and organisers are preparing for a large turnout.

# right2water - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Thousands take to the streets for Right2Change rally in Dublin

Sinn Féin TDs came together with Independents and others this afternoon under the banner of Right2Change.

# right2water - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Pictures: Anti-water charge protests have been taking place all over the country today

The organisers of the protests claim that 20,000 people took part in the demonstration earlier in Dublin.

# right2water - Saturday 16 January, 2016

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon

Now one TD says they owe “hundreds of thousands of people” an apology.

# right2water - Sunday 11 October, 2015

It's exactly one year since an 'explosion of anger' changed Irish politics Right2Water This post contains videos

It's exactly one year since an 'explosion of anger' changed Irish politics

On 11 October 2014, tens of thousands marched against water charges in Dublin and Paul Murphy was elected to the Dáil.

# right2water - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Is Sinn Féin now in favour of water charges?

Fine Gael says a vote in the European Parliament means Sinn Féin is now in favour of water charges, but the reality is somewhat different.

# right2water - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Poll: Will this weekend's massive water protest have any impact? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will this weekend's massive water protest have any impact?

Protesters say they’re not going away. But will the government back down at this stage?

# right2water - Saturday 29 August, 2015

'We're not going away': Crowds brave awful weather to keep water charges issue live

Dublin’s O’Connell Street was the venue.

The story of 'NO' ... 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement

Not long ago, TheJournal.ie was publishing articles with headlines like ‘Why don’t the Irish protest?’.

Rolling road closures in Dublin for fifth major anti-water charges rally

The latest up-to-date advice for drivers (and protesters).

# right2water - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

It's been two weeks since reports of Jobstown charges

It’s been exactly two weeks since RTÉ’s report of expected criminal charges.

# right2water - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Fifth mass rally of the "stunningly successful" Right2Water campaign this weekend

Organiser Brendan Ogle says it will be a family-friendly event and is warning if you “can’t control yourself, stay away”.

# right2water - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:

They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.

# right2water - Saturday 30 May, 2015

# right2water - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Why aren't the Irish protesting? A question that was being asked a few years ago. Not anymore.

A new academic report into the water charge movement was launched today.

# right2water - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

The IMF thinks the water charges 'issue' is cooling down

And the political situation is settling too, apparently.

# right2water - Monday 23 March, 2015

Plan to take water charges from wages a 'bullying' tactic - Murphy

It’s understood enhanced compliance measures are being considered by the government.

# right2water - Saturday 21 March, 2015

'Does this look like a dying movement?' - Tens of thousands protest in Dublin

It’s the fourth major ‘day of action’ on water charges.

# right2water - Friday 13 March, 2015

Organisers of the next Irish Water 'day of action' ready for 100,000 turn-out

Details of the fourth major ‘Right2Water’ protest have been confirmed this afternoon.

# right2water - Monday 23 February, 2015

Prison service says water charge protesters are not 'on complete lock down'

Two of the men have been on hunger strike since Friday and said they will begin refusing liquids from today.

# right2water - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Get ready for a month of sustained water protests --- starting today in Dublin (and in Enda's home town)

Analysis: The jailing of protesters will provide a focal point for campaigners. From here till Paddy’s Day (and beyond) there’ll be no escaping the issue.

# right2water - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Four water charge protesters are going to jail

Five people will serve between 28 and 56 days.

# right2water - Monday 16 February, 2015

'It's been about so much more than water': Right2Water groups are planning for the general election

Politicians, NGOs, academics and others will be invited to attend a two day ‘May Day Conference’.

# right2water - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Thousands take part in anti-water charge protests across Ireland Demonstration This post contains images

Thousands take part in anti-water charge protests across Ireland

Two people were arrested by gardaí today for minor public order offences.

What happens if I don't pay my bill, and other questions for Irish Water

John Tierney said he didn’t forsee a situation ”where we would have to be taking people to court”. But what will happen to those who don’t pay out?

# right2water - Friday 30 January, 2015

Next mass 'day of action' on water charges will be in March (not April)

Tomorrow’s protests aren’t being organised centrally, but the next ‘Right2Water’ action will happen before the first bills arrive.

# right2water - Thursday 11 December, 2014

VIDEO: SUV hits pedestrians at anti-water charge protest in Dublin

One person was injured after the vehicle mounted the path.

# right2water - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

As it happened: Tens of thousands turn out in Dublin to demand 'Right2Water'

Tens of thousands of people took part in the latest mass protest against water charges — but there were some violent scenes too, and ‘breakaway’ protesters caused havoc for commuters.

Leo: It really bothers me that people are protesting about €3 a week, we’ve much bigger problems

The Health Minister has been responding to the protests in Dublin today.

How many people will protest against water charges today?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# right2water - Monday 8 December, 2014

Enda has a message for the people who've travelled from Detroit for the water protest

Kenny was speaking ahead of Wednesday’s march in Dublin.

Poll: Will you be taking part in Wednesday's anti-water charge protest? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be taking part in Wednesday's anti-water charge protest?

Attendance is predicted to match, if not exceed, previous protests.

# right2water - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Here's why some people have travelled from Detroit to join the water charges protest

Chants heard at Dublin Airport today – ‘From Dublin to Detroit, water is a human right’

# right2water - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Enda Kenny is facing a motion of no confidence next week

Enda Kenny is facing a motion of no confidence next week

The vote will coincide with an anti-water charges protest planned for next week.

# right2water - 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.

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