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Citizens or consumers? How about people?

“Irish people must understand that they are consumers” reads the mantra of Irish Water, the newest disaster overseen by the increasingly unpopular Fine Gael/Labour government. The debate, or more accurately the conflict, about water charges has come to a head today, as the government is rolling back on some of its more egregious decisions. 814 more words

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Anti-water charge protest staged at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk

Anti-water charge campaigners staged a protest outside a Fine Gael meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk last night.

Around 100 people showed up for the protest, which was the second to take place in the town yesterday after one earlier that morning at the offices of Louth County Council. 212 more words

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How the Water Charges and Mairía Cahill demonstrates the new Political Divide in Ireland

By Tomás M. Creamer

* Originally published on “The Daily Shift” on the 15th of November - http://thedailyshift.ie/index.php/how-the-water-charges-and-mairia-cahill-demonstrates-the-new-political-divide-in-ireland/

Beyond all the pettiness that characterise the increasingly bitter exchanges between the established parties of Fine Gael, Fianna Fail & Labour (Fine Gael in particular) and Sinn Fein (arguably the main opposition party in Irish politics), what exactly has last week’s ruckus indicated about the nature of Irish politics in modern times? 858 more words

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When An Taoiseach Says of Protesters "I am used to it", Then The Government Has Lost It's Mandate

“I am used to it”

These were the words uttered by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny as, once again, he ran the gauntlet of protesters on Sunday whilst visiting the Mansion House. 1,345 more words

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