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Protesters gather outside home of Minister for Communications Richard Bruton

Around 10 people demonstrated at the scene this afternoon.

Richard Bruton
Richard Bruton
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Updated Feb 17th 2019, 5:12 PM

A GROUP OF demonstrators gathered outside the home of Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton this afternoon.

Around 10 protesters, part of the same group that demonstrated outside the home of Minister for Health Simon Harris last week, gathered outside Bruton’s north Dublin home at around 2pm.

They said they were calling on Bruton not to introduce a carbon tax, and that they are trying to “stand up and make a change” by bringing their protest to the Minister’s home.

In a statement, the group also said it wants “to hold the free state administration accountable for its attacks on the Irish working class”.

Gardaí have said that they were present at the scenes and that the protesters have now dispersed. 

Last week’s protest outside the home of Simon Harris was widely condemned across the political divide this week.

Speaking about the incident on RTÉ Radio 1 yesterday, the Minister said he felt the protest was “a violation” and “a clear attempt” to intimidate his family.

“We can’t allow this to happen,” he said. “We can’t allow this to become acceptable or normal.”

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