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Can rowbacks stem the tide of protest?

There were ten policy U-turns last week as the government bids to get out of hot water

By Michael Brennan

Political Editor

1st December, 2014

Water charges have always been a numbers game. Because the price was too high, the numbers of protesters on the street went up. Now that the price has gone own, will the numbers on the street for the protest march on December 10 fall too?

That is the key test for the government, which has done everything in its power to get rid of the albatross of Irish Water around its neck – bar abolishing it.


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