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Tanaiste Joan Burton says she believes people will accept the need for water charges “in time”

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Joan Burton
Joan Burton

Tanaiste Joan Burton says she believes people will accept the need for water charges “in time”.

Responding after a demonstration on Saturday against water charges, which organisers say was attended by 88,000 people, Ms Burton said she was standing by Government plans.

While accepting that many people still object to charges for water on a point of principle, she maintained that people will accept them in time.

Another demonstration is planned next month after the first bills arrive.