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Videos: Enda Kenny got a fierce noisy reception from protesters in Cork today

Anti-water charge protesters greeted the Taoiseach at a jobs announcement in Blackpool earlier.

TAIOISEACH ENDA KENNY was subjected to a noisy protest by demonstrators gathered at a shopping centre in Blackpool, Cork earlier today.

Dozens of gardaí were in attendance with over 200 protesters estimated to have shown up to express their anger over water charges.

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Kenny was in the area to announce the creation of 120 new jobs at Xanadu, a local technology company.

He was there along with Agriculture Minister and Cork South Central TD Simon Coveney and Europe Minister and Cork North-Central deputy Dara Murphy.

While the Taoiseach was jeered and verbally abused upon arrival there were no reports of violence or any arrests by gardaí.

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