This video says about itself:
15 October 2014
More than one hundred thousand people marched in Dublin to protest against Irish Water and the charges that are being imposed on the Irish people.
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By James Tweedie:
Saturday 12th March 2016
But the opposition Fianna Fail party voted with the government on Thursday against a Sinn Fein proposal to abolish the charges.
“Unfortunately, Fianna Fail, despite its election rhetoric, yesterday sided with Fine Gael to block a Sinn Fein motion for a debate on water charges and Irish water.”
The charges were the outgoing government’s response to a European Commission requirement for river basin management plans, with a submission deadline of March 22.
On Thursday, Mr Kenny failed in his bid to push back the next sitting of the Dail until April 6, after the deadline. The lower house of parliament will now meet on March 22.
“There is no obligation on Ireland to introduce water charges,” Ms Boyle said. “This might be the EU Commission’s preferred method, but it is not the only way.”
“This was one austerity element that was NOT forced upon us and time is running out to end the debacle once and for all.”