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The Daily Poll

Poll: Would you like to see more anti-austerity protests in Ireland?

The Greeks and Spanish are striking, the Germans and Portuguese are protesting but the Irish have, in the most part, been relatively quiet.

IT HAS BEEN billed as a day of mega-protests across Europe but Ireland will not participate in the Day of Action and Solidarity against austerity at the same scale as its counterparts across the Continent.

Strikes are planned in Greece and Italy, while massive demonstrations are already underway in Spain and Portugal. Further action is due in Belgium, Germany, France and the UK.

Everyday life, including transport and other services, will be impacted but organisers say they aim to show leaders that “austerity is a total dead end and must be abandoned”.

In November 2011, up to 100,000 people turned up to take part in a large march against austerity in Dublin but turnouts at protests since then have been smaller.

Do you want this to change? Would you like to see more anti-austerity protests in Ireland?

Poll Results:

Yes (2101)
No (1840)
I'm not sure (655)

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