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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C
# Water Charges
Ireland's water charges protest made the international headlines
The march made the news in Iran, Sydney and Russia.

TENS OF THOUSANDS of people took part in yesterday’s anti-water charges protest in Dublin yesterday. The huge turnout got the attention of some international media outlets who dubbed it as one of the largest “anti-austerity” marches Ireland has ever seen.

Australia’s The Sydney Morning Herald reports that after years of Ireland having “free water services” thousands took to the streets to rally against the incoming bills.

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The Russian news channel reports that Dublin came to a standstill during yesterday’s protest.


Reuters UK reports that Saturday in Ireland’s biggest anti-austerity protest for years.

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Telesur News said it was “the biggest anti-austerity protest ever”.

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Euronews said Ireland has had relatively few protests compared to other bailed -out euro zone members but said this one was pretty large.

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The Otago Daily Times also featured it:

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As did this Iranian international news network:


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