Demonstrators protesting outside RTÉ studios during the broadcast of a ‘Prime Time’ special on the “exponential growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender, and the implications of the proposed new law allowing them to do so without their parents’ consent” featuring an interview with the writer Graham Linehan (above).
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Top pic: GCN
North Wall Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, last night.
Steve Conlon tweetz:
We have reached peak (middle finger emoji) to Dublin cyclists.
That’s a boulder. In a cycle lane
Sir James Dyson is moving its company headquarters from the UK to Singapore
James Dyson, an arch Brexiteer
Looks forward without any fear
“My business is grand
And sure to expand
As long as I don’t base it here”
From top: Social Democrat co-leaders Catherine Murphy (left) and Roisin Shorthall at Leinster House this morning; Social Democrat motion on the National Broadband Plan
The Social Democrats have introduced a Dáil motion (above) – to be debated this evening – calling for a “Government commitment that any National Broadband Plan roll-out will prioritise affordability for homes and businesses in rural Ireland”.
Party co-leader Catherine Murphy TD said:
“People in rural Ireland are desperate for reliable and sustainable broadband but they will only be guaranteed such a service if we get the National Broadband plan contract award process right while we have this chance.
We have to ensure that the process of awarding the contract is totally beyond reproach. There is no point in going ahead with a process if, when the infrastructure is finally in place, an average household cannot afford to connect to the network.”
Deputy Murphy added:
“The problems we are now witnessing with the National Children’s Hospital for example are not the result of something that happened after the project began. They are the result of a laissez-faire approach to the original tendering and contract process.”
Previously: National Broadband Plan on Broadsheet
Anti-eviction activist Ben Gilroy was jailed last week for three months over failure to comply with a High Court order to complete 80 hours community service after he admitted criminal contempt.
Previously: Jailed For Three Months
Members of the transgender community and their supporters plan to protest outside RTÉ studios in Dublin on Tuesday evening over the broadcast of a pre-recorded interview with Father Ted writer Graham Linehan.
Transgender people to protest at RTÉ over ‘Prime Time’ interview with Graham Linehan (Irish Times)