Dublin TD Paul Murphy says he believes people are right to breach injunctions against water meter installers.
Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy was speaking after three people were given suspended sentences after being found guilty of contempt of court when they breached an injunction to stay 20 metres away from water metre installation works.
Damien O'Neill of Greenwood Park in Coolock, Paul Moore from Mount Olive Grove in Kilbarrack and Terence Sheridan of Kilbarron Park, Kilmore West were told to abide by the order.
However, Deputy Paul Murphy says people are unlikely to go to jail.
He said: "The State generally is extremely nervous about jailing people for protesting against water meters.
"They know if anyone is jailed on this issue you'll have absolutely huge numbers of people on the streets.
"So, I think where these injunctions have been given to the likes of GMC Siera or if they are given to the likes of other water meter installers, I think that people are right to breach them."