80,000 protest water bills in Ireland

Aug 31, 2015, 05:26 PM

As many as 80,000 people have taken part in a demonstration in the Irish capital Dublin against water charges. It was part of a long-running campaign against the charges that were introduced late last year. A recent survey found that almost 60% of people in Ireland had so far not paid their new water bills. But the government insists it won't change the charging system. The issue has also become an election topic, ahead of polls that are due to happen between now and next February. The BBC's Diarmaid Fleming went to meet the protesters.