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Pics: Taoiseach confronted by water charge protesters

Kenny was attending a book launch at the Mansion House earlier today.

Source: SAM Boal/Photocall Ireland

IT WAS THE Taoiseach’s turn to face protesters today as he was confronted by a small group outside the Mansion House in Dublin.

Kenny was there for the launch of the Art and Architecture Book of Ireland, with Minister Heather Humphries.

Source: SAM Boal/Photocall Ireland

Gardaí on the scene held back the group as the Taoiseach entered the Mansion House but a spokesperson said there was no major trouble.

The event had finished so Kenny has made his exit and gardaí said the water charge protest group has started to disperse.

Source: SAM Boal/Photocall Ireland

It was a much more mellow scene than the one that his Tánaiste Joan Burton met with when she left a graduation ceremony at a higher education college in Jobstown yesterday. Burton was trapped in her car for more than two hours and eventually had to be speedily escorted out of the area in a garda patrol car.

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