Five anti-waste charge protesters, who are all from Mount Tallant Avenue in Terenure in South Dublin, have given undertakings to the High Court not to interfere with waste collection in Dublin City Council's area.

Among them was 79-year-old Joseph O'Brien, who told Mr Justice Abbott he should not have been brought to court at all.

The cases of two more protesters who refused to give undertakings to the court were adjourned until 13 October. The court adjourned the case of another protester who was said to be on holiday.

Dublin City Council, who brought the legal actions, claims the eight were involved in anti-waste charge protests despite a High Court injunction preventing them from interfering with its waste collection services.

Last week, the High Court refused an application by Fingal County Council to jail nine protesters for obstructing waste collection in its area. Protesters said they are blocking a Dun Laoghaire Rathdown bin truck in a housing estate in Dundrum.

Campaigners continue protests

Separately, anti-waste charge protests are continuing around the city. Campaigners have blocked bin lorries in Finglas, Baldoyle and in Dundrum and are planning to protest outside the Dáil tomorrow.

The protesters in Dundrum said the action was in solidarity with campaigns in other council areas and with householders who have received letters from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown council threatening not to collect their bins if charges are not paid.

This morning, South Dublin County Council became the latest local authority to refuse to collect rubbish from householders who do not pay waste charges.