The public has been raging over water charges with between 30,000 and 100,000 people protesting in Dublin.
Police lines were hit with rocks and plastic bottles, and even a missile which sent one Garda officer to the hospital. However, most protesters were peaceful.
Government ministers repeated the message that the water taxes are here to stay.
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