Two leaders of the Dublin anti-waste charges campaign said this morning they would continue protesting against local authorities' policies.

They were speaking on their release from jail.

Joe Higgins was greeted at the door of Mountjoy Training Unit by his mother Ellen, three sisters, his brother Liam, a niece and three grand nephews.

A few minutes later, Clare Daly was met by her husband Michael Murphy and their three-year-old daughter Kate.

Mr Higgins accused politicians of spreading lies and propoganda about the anti-waste charges campaign.

He said the only way to bring an end to the dispute was for councils to resume collecting bins from people who have not paid their waste charges.

Otherwise, he said, the campaign would go on and he would play an active part in it.

Ms Daly said she would be taking part in a protest in Finglas this afternoon.

The two were jailed by the High Court for refusing to give undertakings that they would not defy a court order by taking part in blockades of refuse lorries.

In the past fortnight, 13 other campaigners have also been jailed.