Tánaiste: Water-charge protesters 'seem to have extremely expensive phones'

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that protestors objecting to water meters can have video equipment that would "put Hollywood in the ha'penny place".

The Labour Party leader was quizzed in the Dáil about a number of protests which have resulted in arrests, and whether it was appropriate use of Garda resources.

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"All of the protesters that I have seen before seem to have extremely expensive phones, tablets, video cameras," she said.

"A core part of the campaign is to video every single second.

"There has been the most extensive filming in relation to any of these actions that I have ever seen anywhere.

"Hollywood would be in the ha'penny place compared to what's done here."

An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI survey today rated Deputy Burton as the most popular party leader in the country.

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