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High Court lifts order against 9 protesters

An injunction restraining nine Dublin residents from interfering with and intimidating workers installing water meters has been lifted by the High Court.

The temporary injunction, granted last week, was removed after the nine gave an undertaking before Mr Justice Anthony Barr not to intimidate, harass, assault or interfere with workers installing meters.

However the Judge said he was continuing orders against anyone else who has knowledge of or had been served with notice of the court orders.

Solicitor for the nine, Mr Con Pendrid, said his clients denied any allegation they had been involved in violence or intimidation against workers and were prepared to give an undertaking not to engage in the alleged activities until the dispute was fully dealt with by the High Court.

Barrister Jim O'Callaghan for GMC Sierra Ltd said his client was happy to accept the undertakings, which were in the same terms as the injunction, given on behalf of the nine people.