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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 15 September, 2019


# protests - Monday 9 September, 2019

Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate to increase pressure on Beijing

Millions of Hong Kongers have protested in the past three months.

# protests - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will withdraw controversial extradition bill

Withdrawing the bill is a key demands of protesters who have taken to the streets in their millions in recent weeks.

Chinese delegation will visit Roscommon meat plant today following mediation with protesters

Mediation between the parties involved earlier this morning lead to the meeting going ahead today.

# protests - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Dawn Meats granted leave to serve committal to prison notices against 18 protesters

The company said it has photographs of previous notice of court orders being ripped from pole.

Hong Kong leader vows to stay on despite leaked recording

A recording was released of Carrie Lam telling business leaders that she wanted to stand down.

# protests - Monday 2 September, 2019

US Vice President Mike Pence has touched down in Ireland

Pence will meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tomorrow as well as President Michael D Higgins during his visit.

IFA calls for commission to solve beef price stalemate as protests continue

A man was arrested in Cavan outside a meat processing plant today.

# protests - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Hong Kong activists block routes to airport after violent clashes in metro station

Video footage yesterday showed police pepper spraying protesters in a train carriage.

# protests - Friday 30 August, 2019

Leading Hong Kong democracy activists granted bail after being arrested ahead of weekend protests

More than 850 people have been arrested in connection with protests since June.

Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades

The owners of a number of plants have secured injunctions to stop protesters blockading their factories.

# protests - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Hong Kong police ban pro-democracy rally over fears of violence by protesters

It follows a return to violence during protests in the region last weekend.

# protests - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Meat plants 'will seek to jail protesters' as farmers denounce 'heavy-handed legal tactics'

There have been reports of scuffles at protests outside plants today.

# protests - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

More pickets at beef plants as talks labelled 'a waste of time' unless prices are on the table

The unofficial protests are ongoing amid unrest among farmers.

# protests - Monday 26 August, 2019

'Unofficial' protests under way amid 'widespread disgust' at deal among beef farmers

The Beef Plan Movement has said it does not endorse the pickets.

# protests - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong

Weeks of demonstrations have plunged the city into crisis.

# protests - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'We wouldn’t like to see Tiananmen Square happen again' - Hong Kong citizens in Ireland on why they support the protests

Hong Kongers in Ireland believe there is no end in sight for protesters.

'If we stop now, things will only get worse': More mass protests take place in Hong Kong

Rival pro-democracy and pro-government demonstrations were held in the city today.

# protests - Friday 16 August, 2019

Councillors meet with gardaí to discuss Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ

Gardaí said they had received over 40 complaints about the Barrow St protests.

# protests - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters ask for forgiveness

After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear gas.

# protests - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Chaos at Hong Kong airport as riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters staging sit-in Mass Protests This post contains videos

Chaos at Hong Kong airport as riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters staging sit-in

Arrival and departure halls have once again been blocked by thousands of demonstrators.

Special council meeting called to address Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ

It is understood protesters were approached by gardaí yesterday afternoon.

# protests - Monday 12 August, 2019

Chaos at Hong Kong airport after all flights cancelled amid massive pro-democracy protests

Police reports said up to 5,000 people arrived at the terminal.

# protests - Friday 9 August, 2019

Beef farmers withdraw from one protest location over small number of demonstrators not abiding by rules

Farmers around the country have been holding protests in recent weeks.

# protests - Thursday 8 August, 2019

'The majority of farmers have to find other jobs to supplement their income. It's come to a head'

Multiple protests have popped up across the country.

Minister 'reaches out' to Beef Plan Movement to enter talks

Farmers around the country have been holding protests over the past 10 days.

# protests - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

# protests - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Riot police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters defying police ban

Thousands of protesters defied a police ban today.

# protests - Monday 22 July, 2019

Mob attack in Hong Kong leaves dozens wounded following protest march

Police in Hong Kong have been criticised for not doing enough to stop the violence.

# protests - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says China extradition bill is 'dead'

However, she stopped short of demands to immediately withdraw the bill.

# protests - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Hong Kong's leader condemns 'extreme use of violence' by masked protesters

Meanwhile, China’s central government has condemned the ransaking of the legislature yesterday.

# protests - Monday 1 July, 2019

Hong Kong protest: Riot police fire tear gas on crowd hours after group breaches parliament Violent Protests This post contains videos

Hong Kong protest: Riot police fire tear gas on crowd hours after group breaches parliament

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from UK to Chinese rule.

How is Hong Kong different to China and what do protesters worry might happen?

After the biggest mass demonstration in years last month, there is more violence in the city today.

# protests - Saturday 22 June, 2019

A mysterious brain fever linked to lychees has killed over 100 children in India

Over 113 chidlren have died so far.

# protests - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Tens of thousands hit Hong Kong streets in anger at extradition law

Protesters are calling for the city’s leader Carrie Lam to step down; Lam apologised again today.

# protests - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Hong Kong leader suspends divisive extradition bill ahead of further protests

More mass protests are expected today, forcing politicians to consider putting the bill on hold to “cool citizens down”.

# protests - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Hong Kong police face brutality claims after violent clashes over extradition bill

Protesters were met yesterday with police officers who sprayed tear gas and fired rubber bullets.

# protests - Thursday 6 June, 2019

'He's stupid, arrogant and vulgar': Thousands attend march against Trump visit in Dublin city centre

Various groups taking exception to the US President have turned out in force at Parnell Square.

# protests - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'Trump for Taoiseach': Rival protest groups greet President ... well out of view of the President

A pro-Trump demonstration was dwarfed by a much larger ‘anti’ one on the outskirts of Shannon.

# protests - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Taoiseach has no plans to beef up security for ministers after protests at their homes

Leo Varadkar says he has not added any extra security after protests at his home.

# protests - Thursday 18 April, 2019

'Extinction Rebellion': London climate change protests enter fourth day

428 people have now been arrested in the UK capital.

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