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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Blockade

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# New Rules
'This is our heritage': Fishermen threaten to blockade Ireland's major ports over new weighing rules
Fishermen say the new rules will affect the quality of the fish and impact their livelihoods.
# Blockade
'Very heavy delays' as beef farmers return to protest in Dublin city centre
It is the second protest by farmers in the city in recent weeks.
# keep on truckin'
"An absolute disgrace" - Hauliers hit back at criticism of Monday's blockade
The Irish Road Haulage Association has responded to criticism from Freight Transport Association Ireland over yesterday’s blockade action.
# Limerick
Parents blockade Limerick school after builders remove fittings
A dispute over payment has seen some subcontractors attempt to remove fittings they installed in the new national school in Kilfinane earlier this year.
# Conflict
Ceasefire between Israel and gaza militants "close"
Gaza militants said a Cairo-brokered truce in their seven-day war with Israel would be announced later today.
# Middle East
Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza
The Tánaiste and Foreign Minister is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later today.
# Gaza
DFA lodges complaint after seven Gaza activists miss flight home
Half of the 14 Irish activists detained last week were due to home today but missed their flight.
# Gaza
Calls for immediate release of detained Gaza activists
Fourteen Irish nationals are in Israeli custody after refusing to sign deportation papers.
# Gaza
Irish detained from Gaza-bound boats to be deported from Israel
Fourteen people who were on board the Irish ship the MV Saoirse are being held in the Israeli port of Ashdod.
# Middle East
Israeli forces board flotilla as protesters ask Irish government to intervene
The MV Saoirse was one of two ships trying to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza.
# Wikileaks
WikiLeaks to suspend publications over severe financial shortage
The whistleblowing website calls a temporary halt to publications, promising legal action against a “blockade” by financial companies.
# Gaza
Turkey’s PM: warships will accompany future aid shipments to Gaza
Erdogan’s threat comes a week after Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador over last year’s flotilla raid.
# Chaos
Blockade puts pressure on French fuel supplies amid new terror warning
Demonstrations over pension reforms continue to target fuel supplies, leading to a rush to fill up at petrol stations.
# Strike
Protests over retirement age hit France
Government plans to raise retirement age from 60 to 62 spark widespread protests.