Large crowds are gathering outside the Irish Water Headquarters in Dublin ahead of a demonstration against water charges.
Organisers say today's events are being held to show that people will not register for the water charges and to highlight people are refusing to pay.
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There are an estimated 500 people outside the Dublin office. Further demonstrations are taking place in Ennis, Donegal, Limerick, Tralee and Cork today.
Deputy Paul Murphy, from the Anti-Austerity Alliance, says today's events are being held ahead of a mass demonstration in Dublin on December 10.
"I think we'll have thousands of people on the streets today in a number of different cities and locations across the country," he said.
"It'll be a very strong message that people of people saying that they haven't registered for the water protests, saying that they're going to refuse to pay.
"And it's a step toward the major protest on the tenth of December."