On the LUAS Red Line near Jervis.

(Thanks INDIEandaJONEZ)

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Scenes from the National protest against water charges this afternoon in Dublin.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)


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Water Protestors Arrested (

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

29 thoughts on “Red Lining

        1. Sam

          We’re mostly borrowing for the benefit of the creditors… and keeping vital services hostage while they get paid their interest for a scam.

          1. Booze filth shocker

            I check them every morning on my way from my mansion to my Merc. Which I borrowed large sums of cash to buy. Oh wait a minute… Oops I meant I never did borrow anything you complete cretin

          2. Happy Molloy

            no need to Call anyone a cretin. and the state is borrowing as it is running a deficit, the main expense being social welfare.
            funny there aren’t too many shouting for that to be cut

          3. Booze filth shocker

            A small fraction of ECB/IMF repayments for Anglo and other bail-out loans. But yeah you’re right, making more people destitute will probably solve the problem.

    1. Sir John Bruton

      People who live in council houses pay rent to live in them.

      And if you bothered to find out, you’d know that the vast majority of houses in Crumlin are privately owned.

      But your parents are probably the typical petty snobs who past on their own small minded prejudices to you and your siblings so you can carry on the great Irish tradition of slagging off those who have marginally less money than you but far more character and respect than you’ll ever have.

  1. Humans eh!

    Isn’t it funny that the ‘public order’ gardaî carry so much equipment that there is no room for any form of identification for the sake of accountability.

    I can’t shake the feeling that something nasty is on the horizon and we haven’t seen the last of these guardians of the peace.

    1. Happy Molloy

      that’s called paranoia. it’s OK, it will probably pass if you go outside and contribute to society.

    2. Sir John Bruton

      All part of Fine Gael’s attempt to make protest look illegal by over-policing. It’s happening in all countries who have governments who pander to corporate interests. Privatisation of utilities and services is being done in questionable ways and they don’t want the public protesting about it and highlighting it.

      Many politicians are being promised jobs on boards of directors of companies involved in privatisation of government services and the management of utilities. These days, the bribes come after the deed is done and the politician has left politics.

  2. CousinJack

    Regardless of the rights and wrongs of the water charges, if the gardai want to reatin any respect from the public they should consider how they behave at this type of protest,
    the gardai need to uphold the law and common good rather than pander to government policy and corporate interests

    1. Mister Mister

      Eh, they did uphold the law. They stopped a bunch of eejits who broke away from a legit protest from blocking a city thorughfare.

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