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Anger against water tax shakes up Ireland

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PROTEST: Water charges have been capped at 60-160 euros per household, depending on the size, but opposition remains.

Dublin

MASS protests against new water taxes set to be introduced in Ireland from Jan 1 have shown up deep wells of resentment after years of austerity, even as the economy rebounds.

Unease about the charges, agreed as a condition for Ireland's EU-IMF bailout, is threatening the