Meanwhile, On Dame Street



This afternoon.

Michael writes:

Not sure what’s going on but dame street has been closed to traffic from Christchurch end. We were waved on so I couldn’t ask.


Update: Michael adds: “Further to this the taxi driver got an alert saying that the street is closed due to a Garda incident. 2 Garda vans were parked outside the Bank of Ireland.”


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Sam writes:

Some anti austerity protesters occupying the Bank of Ireland on College Green. Parts of Dame Street, College Green, Molesworth Street and Kildare Street have been closed as marchers take part in the National Demonstration Against Austerity.

(Sam Boal/Rollingnews)



(Sam Boal/Rollingnews)

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54 thoughts on “Meanwhile, On Dame Street

    1. Prop Joe

      You mean “winners” have entered a bank. Those go getters who have taken time from their busy jobs to protest the way banks work.

          1. Dόn Pídgéόní

            Can’t talk now Disasta, getting some go from my uber professional job with my PhD and my 3 international caps, just there on my desk, so Suzy from accounts can see whenever she comes up to make tea.

    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      Tweet machine sez the water protestors have STORMED the Central Bank. How thrilling. For them.

    3. Murph Mikey

      nothing to worry about here then, more jobless idiots….maybe they could swing by the jobcentre on their way home…

  1. rotide

    Quiz time!


    [ ] Farmers
    [ ] Muslims
    [ ] Pro-Lifers
    [ ] Pro-Choicers
    [ ] Blueshirts
    [ ] D’Gays
    [ ] Dennis O’Brien
    [x] Clampers

  2. joj

    Oh man they entered the AIB on dame street thinking it was the main bank ie where central bank was, not just some bog standard bank branch haha

    Thats too funny, they’d be dangerous if they had brains

    1. rotide

      Please say this is true.

      I hope they were shouting SHAME and recording it for posterity on the phones

    2. ahjayzis

      Don’t jump to conclusions.

      For all we know they might have thought that was still where Parliament meets.

      1. joj

        I made the conclusion before it was reported on the media, and judging by the top picture which appeared solely, that Garda van is outside AIB

  3. Neilo

    The pity of it is that a great many of us culchies seems to get as far as the suburban centres and go no further into town. Thanks, Owen Keegan! ;-)

    1. Vote Rep #1

      Would these be all the large suburban centres that were build long before Owen Keegan became city manager?

      1. Neilo

        Absolutely they are – I just enjoy clowning on Owen Keegan who is a convenient bete noire for those who hate public transport and cyclists. I, on the other hand, love both buses and bikes.

  4. ollie

    This post is blueshirt city. I suppose ye have to get your words out somewhere, options are limited today due to the media coverage of the corrupt FG and FF councillors caught out by RTE.
    Paganism; Worship of a false idol.
    Stupidity: worship of a Mayo schoolteacher.

    1. Neilo

      Ah now, Ollie, you know a dandy like me would rarely, if ever, don a blue shirt. Pale purple/lilac is much nicer.

    2. Rob_G

      Why don’t you explain to all of the ‘blueshirts’ how protesting inside a bank is somehow linked to the taxation policy of the Govt?

      1. dav

        well considering the government acts in the best interests of the banks and not it’s citizens, it really isn’t too hard to explain..

        1. Rob_G

          Even if this is the case, I’m not sure how that’s linked to water charges.

          Well, at least the protesters got to make their muddled point, and as a bonus delayed working people on one of the busiest days of the year…

    3. Just sayin'

      Well obviously this country would be better off if only the Socialist Workers Party could get an overall majority, but until the proletariat are properly educated we’ll just have to seize power through revolutionary means. let’s at least give this a go and see if it all works out.

  5. Tish Mahorey

    Now now children. Protest is legal, no matter who is doing it. Might be you some day if those Shinners get it.

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