At least 10,000 join protest march against Irish water charge

December 10, 2014 2:11 PM

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - At least 10,000 people marched on the Irish parliament on Wednesday in a third day of mass protests against new water charges that have spurred the biggest opposition movement since the country's financial crisis erupted in 2008.

Ireland is expected to be Europe's fastest-growing economy this year after its exit from an international bailout in 2013, but the water issue has touched a raw nerve in a public wearied by years of austerity and frustrated by an uneven recovery.

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