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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014


# protest - Thursday 23 October, 2014

‘Long and passionate’ gay kiss labelled breach of the peace

‘The charges would be laughable if they didn’t reflect exactly the anti-gay sentiment the activists are fighting.’

# protest - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Watch: Paul Murphy tore up his Irish Water application form in the Dáil last night Protest This post contains videos

Watch: Paul Murphy tore up his Irish Water application form in the Dáil last night

The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD wasn’t having any of it in the Dáil last night.

# protest - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue

Turkish man Murat Vural had been given the sentence after pouring paint over statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

# protest - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Anti-water charge protests take place around the country

Large crowds were reported at some of the demonstrations.

# protest - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Ireland’s water charges protest made the international headlines

The march made the news in Iran, Sydney and Russia.

‘If we want sustainable public services like water, we need mechanisms to pay for it’

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said we can’t go back to the old ways of narrow taxation.

# protest - Friday 10 October, 2014

Opinion: Communities are reaching boiling point over unfair water charges

People see the concept of charging for a basic human right for what it is – a deeply unfair political choice.

People queued up to burn their Irish Water packs in a bath tub last night

The gardaí said there were no arrests at the demonstration in Clondalkin last night.

# protest - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

One of these Sinn Féin TDs is thinking about not paying their water charges

The party opposes water charges but is not actively encouraging householders to boycott their bills.

# protest - Monday 6 October, 2014

Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work

Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.

# protest - Friday 3 October, 2014

Sinn Féin’s Dáil favourite: I’m not paying my water charges

Cathal King is telling his constituents what he’s doing, but not encouraging them to follow suit.

# protest - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Hong Kong’s leader to protesters: ‘I will not resign’

He held a press conference just minutes before a midnight deadline set by protesters demanding his resignation expired.

# protest - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Dublin set for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest this evening

The protest will take place at 17.30 today outside the GPO on O’Connell Street.

# protest - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Hong Kong protesters: “Nothing can stop us”

Heavy rain didn’t stop the determined protesters.

# protest - Friday 26 September, 2014

‘The frustration has been building up over years’ Direct Provision Protest This post contains videos

‘The frustration has been building up over years’

Residents behind the protest at a Direct Provision Centre in Cork have spoken out.

# protest - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Anti-water charges protest takes place outside garda station

There were no arrests during the incident.


Direct provision protest in Cork ends after ten days

An agreement between residents and management on living conditions has been made.

# protest - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is ‘on the brink of collapse’

GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.

# protest - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

“Overcrowded and understaffed”: Nurses hold protest at Galway hospital

There were 13 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Galway yesterday.

# protest - Monday 15 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s the best Irish Water protest so far Dobby

Here’s the best Irish Water protest so far

“Did Dobby die for this?”

# protest - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Trial of human rights activist ‘based on scant and dubious evidence’

Another female activist arrested after a protest in June is currently on hunger strike.

# protest - Thursday 4 September, 2014

# protest - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Irish farmers show their beef with factories and retailers in McDonald’s protest

Members of the Irish Farmer’s Association gathered outside the McDonald’s in Kilkenny to protest cuts to their income.

# protest - Monday 1 September, 2014

From Business ETC Greyhound accepts LRC invite, says ball is now in workers’ court Your Move

Greyhound accepts LRC invite, says ball is now in workers’ court

The invitation comes after the two sides met last week but workers have not yet committed to entering formal talks.

# protest - Friday 29 August, 2014

Dublin City councillor arrested at Greyhound protest

Michael O’Brien was released with a caution and said he will continue to protest in support of workers on strike.

# protest - Sunday 24 August, 2014

‘We’re here to deal with the rotten apples’: Thousands rally over chokehold death in New York

An unarmed black man died after being put into a chokehold by a police officer.

# protest - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Pro-choice and pro-life groups march in Dublin

Both were marching in reaction to last week’s news that a rape victim was denied an abortion.

# protest - Friday 22 August, 2014

300 attend anti-abortion rally outside Leinster House

One speaker was strongly critical of Labour TDs for “pushing for more abortion”.

Pro-life group to hold vigil after denied abortion

The Pro Life Campaign described the response by pro-choice groups as “undignified clamour”.

Demonstration to close ‘inhumane’ direct provision centre in Limerick taking place today

Four men went on hunger strike this week due to the conditions.

# protest - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Protests to take place internationally over abortion controversy

Hundreds are expected to turnout at today’s rally.

Nurses to protest at Drogheda Hospital today

Nurses say overcrowding levels are dangerous.

# protest - Monday 18 August, 2014

Two wounded by gunfire as violence ramps up in Ferguson protests

Riot police fired tear gas into the crowd and seven people have been arrested overnight.

# protest - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Irish teen due to stand trial in Egypt ‘losing hope’

Ibrahim Halawa was detained last year after attending a protest against the ousting of Mohamed Morsi.

Greyhound trucks ‘blocked’ by protesters as court date looms

The move comes ahead of the company returning to court on Thursday over an injunction.

# protest - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Up to 7,000 march as Dublin comes out in force to support Gaza

About 20,000 people also marched in London today.

# protest - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Amnesty hold Dublin protest over US arms transfer to Israel

Amnesty International is calling on the UN to immediately impose a comprehensive arms embargo on Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups.

# protest - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

‘Phil Hogans’ hold protest against controversial Kilkenny bridge

Protesters are keeping up a 24-hour presence at the construction site of a bridge over the River Nore.

# protest - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Work on Kilkenny bridge resumes – while protesters are nearby on river

Protesters are pictured in canoes near where construction appears to have resumed.

Medical workers in scrubs to protest at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

The medical workers want the Irish Government to condemn attacks on medical workers, hospitals and ambulances in Gaza.

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