Outside Leinster House.
Serving and retired members of the Defence Forces, and their supporters, hold a protest calling for better working and pay conditions.
Previously: See The World
Pics: Caitleen Desetti, Brid Smith and Labour Party and Peader Tobin
Masked gardai assist the removal of protestors from North Frederick Street
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Previously: Never Mind The Balaclavas
Nothing To Hear Here
Computer-generated image of newly built Amnis House student accommodation on Western Road in Cork city
At 11am, in Cork city.
Students are planning to hold a protest to highlight a lack of affordable accommodation outside the newly built Amnis House student accommodation complex on the Western Road in Cork city.
Joe Leogue, in The Irish Examiner, reports:
UCC Students’ Union deputy president Kelly Coyle said the housing situation in Cork is at “breaking point”.
“The situation is at breaking point and students cannot take any more.”
Ms Coyle said the demonstration will focus on Amnis House in protest at the cost of rooms, ranging from €210 to €225 a week, in the student accommodation complex.
Students to protest over ‘breaking point’ rent levels (Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner)
Kate O’Neill, in The Times Ireland edition, reports:
Thousands of tickets for the papal visit in August have been snapped up by protesters aiming to ensure low attendance by not showing up to the event.
The Say Nope to The Pope group is encouraging people who object to the Pope’s visit to Ireland in August to book tickets online, which are available free of charge.
One protester claimed to have booked 1,312 tickets to the events, which may now go unused.
“You can book as many times as you like on the same email address. I’ve booked 12 (9 times) so 108 tickets! They all have different booking references so they are definitely working,” the Facebook user wrote.
In a later update the same user said: “Even better!! I’m now booking in coaches (max is 8 coaches with 82 passengers on each total of 656 “pilgrims”) so I’ve googled a random name of a parish, a random name of a coach company, made up the drivers’ name and number, etc, and I’ve already booked two of these bookings, so a total of 1,312 people. Do this instead of the individual bookings!”
Protesters grab Pope tickets . . . to bin them (Kate O’Neill, The Times Ireland edition)
Say Nope To The Pope (Facebook)
Previously: ‘Expect Very Vocal Protests From Victims Who Won’t Be Silenced Any More’
Central Plaza, Dame Street, Dublin 2.
Garry McNulty writes:
The woman is shouting: ‘All non-nationals out, it’s our own that should be working’
Thanks James Chimney
Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Pro choice campaigners block graphic banners from the Irish Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (ICBR). Both sides in the referendum campaign have condemned the graphic nature of ICBR protests outside hospitals.
Earlier: The Girl With The Red Balloon
Outside Leinster House.
A coalition of environmental NGOs and supporters from BirdWatch Ireland, the Irish Wildlife Trust, An Taisce, the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations and the Hedgelaying Association of Ireland gather to protest against proposed changes to the Heritage Bill.
They also gave Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan a petition signed by over 31,000 people who reject the proposed changes.
Lake County Beekeepers writes:
The proposed provisions (changes) in The Heritage Bill rolls back 20 years of legislative protection for wildlife by extending the window for agricultural burning and hedge cutting. There is no doubt that this will have a huge negative impact on all wildlife and especially our bees. August hedgerow cutting would reduce the number of blossoms, from which honeybees develop their winter fat bodies.. It would also reduce the number of berries which birds and mammals depend on throughout the winter months.
Protest To Protect Our Hedgegrows (Facebook)
Thanks Rob Gale