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Gardaí at the scene of water meter protest in Portlaoise

Gardaí are at the scene but no arrests have been made.

Water metre being installed.
Water metre being installed.
Image: Colm Mahady/Fennells

GARDAÍ ARE AT the scene of a water meter protest in a Portlaoise housing estate today.

Over 25 residents have blocked more than fifteen workers from accessing the Woodgrove Housing Estate this morning.

They are protesting against contractors for Irish Water who attempting to connect water meters.

Workers with five vans and five mini-diggers have been refused access to the estate on the Ballfin Road.

Gardaí at the scene of the stand-off, but they said that no arrests have been made.

A number of resident protests have been taking place across the country as water metres are being rolled out.

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