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Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of 'traitor' and 'parasite'

Enda Kenny was arriving at Yahoo’s new €11m offices in Dublin.

Source: pual flynn/YouTube

GARDAÍ INTERVENED TO keep anti-austerity protesters from Enda Kenny this afternoon as the Taoiseach opened Yahoo’s new offices in Dublin.

About 20 protesters shouted “traitor” as the Taoiseach entered the new office space in Dublin’s Point Village.

Yahoo have invested €11 million in the offices which will serve as their main headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company has had a presence in Ireland since 2003.

Yahoo New Offices. Pictured An Taoiseac Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The protesters held placards calling for the abolition of water charges and chanted “no way, we won’t pay” outside the offices.

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Inside at the launch, Kenny said that Yahoo's increased investment demonstrated that, "Ireland is establishing a reputation as the internet capital of Europe."

Yahoo's EMEA managing director Patrick Scully praised Ireland as a business location.

"Ireland is a great home for Yahoo thanks to its business friendly environment, unparalleled infrastructure and skilled multi-cultural workforce," he said.

25/3/2015. Yahoo Information Technology Companies Source: /Photocall Ireland

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