“All of the protesters that I have seen before seem to have extremely expensive phones, tablets, video cameras. There has been the most extensive filming in relation to any of these actions that I have ever seen anywhere. Hollywood would be in the ha’penny place compared to what’s done here.”
Tanaiste Joan Burton, October 9
“[The Irish Water protesters] should collect all the rainwater while out marching today and drink that for the week.”
Fine Gael councillor Laura McGonigle (above with Enda Kenny), November 1
“It’s interesting that this [Xmas spending] survey should come out this week when 120,000 people were marching on the streets saying they were really up against paying water charges. I’m assuming we’re talking about a different category of people who are going to be spending all this money on toys.”
Former Fine Gael Minister Nora Owen, November 7.
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