GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Postmasters from around Ireland, including Paddy McCann, president of the Irish Postmasters Union (above with chain of office) protest Post Office closures driven by An Post.
A total of 200 post offices could be closed under new cost-cutting measures.
The postmasters are demanding the publication and implementation of a Government commissioned report by businessman Bobby Kerr on the future of the Post Office Network which was finalised last year.
Mr Kerr’s analysis suggested 80 post office closures and an investment of €56 million in the postal network.
GPO, Dublin 1
Santa Claus arrivesd with Rudolf and twins Ann and Maria Connors, to officially launch the programme of festive events for Dublin At Christmas a partnership initiative between DublinTown, Dublin City Council and the city’s transport providers.
The message is ‘Go To Town‘ and “experience the magic and tradition of Dublin at Christmas time”.
Lighting ceremonies are taking place from Sunday November 13 until Sunday 27 November across four of Dublin’s iconic city centre locations (see link below)
Dublin At Christmas (Dublin City Council
Eoghan Roe O’Donnell writes:
Peg’s pub in Collinamuck, Co. Galway was turned into the GPO at the weekend.
Earlier this morning.
O’Connell Street in Dublin.
At the Easter Sunday State Commemoration Ceremony for the centenary of the 1916 Rising.
A protest is taking place outside the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin at 6pm, following the arrest and prosecution of a 21-year-old woman in Northern Ireland, under the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act.
She’s facing life imprisonment for taking abortion pills.
The Abortion Rights Campaign writes:
“We condemn the arrest and prosecution of a 21-year-old woman in County Down who has been accused of using poison to procure abortion. Both Mifepristone and Misoprostol are on the World Health Organisation’s list of essential drugs; these drugs are not poison. These are the same drugs used for medical abortions in the rest of the UK. If this woman lived in England instead of Northern Ireland she would have been prescribed this medication on the NHS. Mifepristone and Misoprostol are also routinely used for miscarriage management.”
Not A Criminal Solidarity Protest GPO (Facebook)
Related: Pro-choice activists plan Belfast protest over woman’s abortion trial (The Guardian)
Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Thanks Vicky Conway
A chip off the old block?
Oh go on then.
This is an original brick that was under the floor slab of the GPO for the last nearly 200 years. It would have been under the ground when the Easter Rising of 1916 took place and your patriotic heroes had to flee after the British bombing. As we all know that these men later surrendered and were executed by the British….The brick vault was discovered under a concrete slab when excavating for the new 1916 Exhibition Centre.
GPO Pre-1916 Brick (Adverts.ie)
O’Connell Street, Dublin, yesterday.
Streets Of Dublin tweetz:
Beautiful winter sunshine on the GPO
GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin
Santa/Santy collecting his post surrounded by acquisitive antler-clad tykes.
Previously: Santa’s Postbox
Scenes inside the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin during a peaceful sit-in on Saturday following an anti water charges rally in the city centre.
The sit-in was organised by supporters of a campaign for the release of water protester Steven Bennett. Mr Bennett is on remand in Clover Hill Prison awaiting trial on July 22 for taking part in what he claims was a peaceful protest in his local community.
Meanwhile , earlier…
The rally outside the GPO on Saturday.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
Spotted at yesterday’s launch of the Amnesty Marriage Equality YES campaign at the GPO in Dublin.