Contractors working for Irish Water have had a hard time doing their job around Dublin 8 for the last few days, particularly in the Loreto Road area.
Their task has been continuously disrupted by protesters, and eventually the workers picked up their tools and left.
Only two meters have reportedly been installed in the area in the last few days.
Gardai have maintained a presence all along, but apart from a minor scuffle, there have been no incidents reported.
Protests continue in the area today.
Irish Water were not available for comment.