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Taoiseach: Jailed anti-water charge protesters “have no one to blame only themselves”




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The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has made announcement this afternoon regarding the five jailed anti-water charge protesters, the Taoiseach says he has no intention of intervening in the case.

Mr Kenny made the brief statement after there were calls for him intervene, Mr Kenny said that the five protestors in question have no one to blame only themselves and claimed that they wanted to be found in contempt of court as part of their campaign.

The five protestors were jailed last week after they were found in contempt of court for refusing to stay 20 metres away from the installation of water meters.
The Taoiseach made his statement in the Dáil this afternoon whilst he was addressing the Socialist TD Ruth Coppinger that the protestors knew the consequences of breaching a court order.

Mr Kenny told the Dail: “These people knew very well what they were doing,” he said. “They wanted to be in contempt of court, as far as I can assess, and clearly, the courts are completely and utterly independent of this House here.” He added: “If you want political leadership, well then don’t be attempt to be leading a mob.”

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