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VIDEO: Water charge protesters and gardai clash as Taoiseach visits Waterford

VIDEO: Water charge protesters and gardai clash as Taoiseach visits Waterford

Gardai and water charges protesters clashed briefly today.

A handful of water charges protesters gathered outside 'eishtec' in Co Waterford today as Taoiseach Enda Kenny paid a visit.

The protesters attempted to block Mr Kenny's car from leaving - but after a few moments, the taoiseach was on his away.

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin was forced to abandon a walkabout in Crumlin village today after being confronted by a small group of anti-austerity charges protesters.

Mr Martin was about to start a canvass with Cllr Catherine Ardagh when the group arrived at her constituency office chanting "banks got bailed out, we got sold out".

Eventually after a short stand-off the protesters allowed the car to pass.