Water charges protests took place in various parts of the country today.

Estimates were that 1,700 people took part in two marches opposing water charges.

In Cork up to 1,000 people paraded through the city highlighting their opposition to the charges.

In Ennis, Co Clare where "boil water" notices have been issued in the past, around 700 people marched.

A protest march also took place in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.