5. More Irish water protests

  • The Irish government is facing further pressure over introduction of water charges. 
  • Anti-water charge movements planning countrywide protests this weekend. 
  • Government reportedly planning to widen tax relief to give customers €100 off their water bill. 
  • Irish Times quotes Richard Boyd Barrett, from the People Before Profit Alliance, as saying he expects over 100,000 to attend protests in over 70 locations.