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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 24 November, 2014

#Protests

# protests - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike Right2Water

Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike

The Socialist Party TD added that she believes the Government could collapse before the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today Peaceful Protets

People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today

Gardai say there were no public order incidents at either protest.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now Water Protests

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.


# protests - Friday 21 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Troika have come and gone (again) and they’re happy(ish) but won’t talk about water Boys Are Back

# protests - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD says Dublin protesters ‘act like parasites and live off country people’ ISIS Situation This post contains videos

Fine Gael TD says Dublin protesters ‘act like parasites and live off country people’

Noel Coonan also warned of an ‘ISIS situation’ developing if violent protests continue.

# protests - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Meter installer ‘kneed in face’ at protest Exclusion Zone

Meter installer ‘kneed in face’ at protest

A group of water meter protesters accused of breaching an exclusion zone at sites were before the courts again today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water don’t give notice of disruption “in areas protests are likely” Water Mess

Irish Water don’t give notice of disruption “in areas protests are likely”

A junior minister says that workers have been bitten and threatened.

# protests - Monday 17 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco Water Charges

10 of the most creative responses to the Irish Water fiasco

The whole thing has brought out the wittier side of us all.

# protests - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda: I don’t need Garda protection from water protesters Irish Water

Enda: I don’t need Garda protection from water protesters

“Where I come from, we are well able to look after ourselves.”

# protests - Monday 10 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy Having Your Say

Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy

This week the Government will respond to a recommendation to hold a referendum about placing a citizens’ initiative provision in the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Water protesters on the northside are planning a major action Dublin Protests

Water protesters on the northside are planning a major action

Rank-and-file gardaí have warned there’s now a “darker element” at work in the Dublin protests, but grassroots campaigners say entirely reject that charge.

# protests - Friday 7 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Reducing water pressure was never an option, locals would’ve stopped it, says TD Resistance

Reducing water pressure was never an option, locals would’ve stopped it, says TD

Paul Murphy has also said the exclusion zone around meter installers should be broken

# protests - Monday 3 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly: ‘We are going to get this right, it’s my job to get this right’ Irish Water

Alan Kelly: ‘We are going to get this right, it’s my job to get this right’

The Minister for the Environment said that Irish Water legislation was rushed through the Dáil and it shouldn’t have happened.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water: We’re sorry Flooding Onto The Streets This post contains videos

Irish Water: We’re sorry

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has also indicated that the cap on water charges will be extended to 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael councillor ‘incredibly sorry’ for telling protesters to collect rainwater and drink it Sorry

Fine Gael councillor ‘incredibly sorry’ for telling protesters to collect rainwater and drink it

Laura McGonigle made the remarks on her private Facebook account at the weekend.

# protests - Saturday 1 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Tens of thousands protest against water charges Irish Water

As it happened: Tens of thousands protest against water charges

We followed the demonstrations as they took place around the country.

From TheJournal.ie IN IMAGES: A brief history of the Irish protest We Have Form

IN IMAGES: A brief history of the Irish protest

This ain’t our first rodeo.

# protests - Friday 31 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU won’t be protesting against water charges, but they want them deferred Irish Water

SIPTU won’t be protesting against water charges, but they want them deferred

The Right2Water campaign is backed Mandate and UNITE unions.

# protests - Thursday 30 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country Right2Water

Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country

It is the second day of action by the Right2Water group.

From TheJournal.ie Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power Black Spring

Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power

The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.

# protests - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Intimidation of Roma people in Waterford “effectively a lynch mob”- Minister Racism

Intimidation of Roma people in Waterford “effectively a lynch mob”- Minister

Three Roma families were forced to leave a house in Waterford.

# protests - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘You can protest, but you can’t stop them’ – Judge to water meter protesters Right To Protest

‘You can protest, but you can’t stop them’ – Judge to water meter protesters

The judge declined to decide on a request from the company for a 20m exclusion zone around workers.

# protests - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Anti-water charge protests take place around the country Demonstration

Anti-water charge protests take place around the country

Large crowds were reported at some of the demonstrations.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters in Hong Kong have retaken their protest camp Umbrella Revolution

Protesters in Hong Kong have retaken their protest camp

Protesters are angry at what they see as China’s interference with Hong Kong’s independence.

# protests - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Video of Hong Kong police beating handcuffed protester hikes tensions Dark Alley This post contains videos

Video of Hong Kong police beating handcuffed protester hikes tensions

Police have begun raiding protest sites and tearing down barricades

# protests - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who’s protesting the Budget? Leinster House

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who’s protesting the Budget?

There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…

From TheJournal.ie Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won’t be put down Happy Tail

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won’t be put down

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.

# protests - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands take to the streets of Dublin to protest against water charges Right 2 Water This post contains images

# protests - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Now the protesters are being accused of intimidation in Clare Hall Opposing Views

Now the protesters are being accused of intimidation in Clare Hall

The protesters are also accusing the gardaí of using heavy-handed tactics…

From TheJournal.ie Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen – police say he fired first Tensions

Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen – police say he fired first

St. Louis Police say the deceased man fired at the officer first.

# protests - Monday 6 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water, Garda criticism and references to Stalin – Dublin City Council had a busy meeting Protests
From TheJournal.ie Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work Pro-democracy

Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work

Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.

# protests - Sunday 5 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill?

What are your feelings?

From TheJournal.ie Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven’t gone away

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven’t gone away

The expert group is not expected to give their opinion until next year.

# protests - Saturday 4 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Thousands gather for defiant peace rally in Hong Kong Democracy

Thousands gather for defiant peace rally in Hong Kong

The city’s chief secretary has again urged them to leave.

# protests - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The peaceful anarchy of Hong Kong’s student protesters is infectious Democracy

Opinion: The peaceful anarchy of Hong Kong’s student protesters is infectious

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests gained a momentum of their own after the catastrophic miscalculation to fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese pigeons were given a rectal exam before a national day celebration Foul Play

Chinese pigeons were given a rectal exam before a national day celebration

The 10,000 pigeons were checked for ‘suspicious material’.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong Occupy leader says protests will spread ‘like flowers’ Democracy

Hong Kong Occupy leader says protests will spread ‘like flowers’

Pro-democracy leaders pleaded with residents to understand why the city has been brought to a standstill.

# protests - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 12 arrested during Irish Water protest on Dublin estate Water Charges

12 arrested during Irish Water protest on Dublin estate

Meanwhile, a protest took place at Coolock Garda Station.

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