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Water on the Emerald Isle

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Right now in Ireland, there is a large amount of unrest and protests about the current situation involving the water supply. The Irish people have never had to pay water bills to get water supplied to their homes, but currently, that is something the government is trying to implement. On Sunday I was down near Eyre Square in Galway City Centre, having been planning on going to poke around the small farmer’s market, but stopped when I saw the huge crowd of people all gathered, holding signs and listening and cheering while people took turns speaking into a microphone. The energy was infectious; I ended up staying for almost an hour just to watch and listen. ┬áIt’s such an exciting, buzzy feeling to be in a place that’s so political, where people care deeply about issues and want to make them right.

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