Irish Anti-water Charge Protesters Keep Pressure on Government

Tens of thousands of people marched in Dublin on Saturday in the latest mass protest against new water charges, keeping up the pressure on the government, which hopes Ireland's economic growth will quell the discontent. Ireland's economy surged by a post-crisis high of 4.8 percent last year and is forecast to be the fastest-growing in the European Union again this year, but many have been left frustrated by the uneven recovery nature of the recovery. Organizers said 80,000 protesters, many holding Greek flags in solidarity with the stricken euro zone member, marched in the capital.