Largest Irish anti-austerity march in years targets water charges




 
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October 12th, 2014  
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Topic: Largest Irish anti-austerity march in years targets water charges


By Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people rallied against new water bills in Dublin on Saturday in Ireland's biggest anti-austerity protest for years as a candidate calling for a boycott of the charges was elected to parliament in a by-election. After years of free water services, the center-right coalition has decided to charge households hundreds of euros from the start of next year, an unpopular move just 18 months before the next election where the government parties hope to be rewarded by voters for an economic upturn. ...

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