Can I Go Up On Top?


This afternoon.

Department of Agriculture , Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Members of the Irish Farmers Association on day six of their protest involving an auld New Holland over the crop loss scheme for tillage farmers who suffered heavy financial losses during last year’s harvest.

In other news.

Strawman FIGHT!

Last Friday: Oh The Haymanity

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24 thoughts on “Can I Go Up On Top?

  1. Sheik Yahbouti

    Need one really state the obvious? Imagine the furore if Water Protesters had occupied IW headquarters?

    1. realPolithicks

      Apparently there are no “sinister elements” among the farmers, what with them being FF/FG voters.

      1. Cian

        Exhibit B: Peaceful protest. Notice the way that the protesters aren’t hurling abuse at the Gardaí, nor threatening anyone.

        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          It’s a photo. How do you know nobody was threatened? the IFA lied in a press release about an invasion of Johnstown Castle in Wexford. It was only when staff started leaving comments on news websites stating that people were injured and being threatened that the statement was withdrawn. If the IFA told me was Monday 10 July, I’d consult at least 2 calendars to be sure.

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            You’ve had plenty of bad experiences with them before, if I remember right, haven’t you?

          2. Daisy Chainsaw

            A couple. Not pleasant interactions at all and the fuppers left reception in an awful state when they eventually left and the gardai did SFA because “it’s a public office.”.

  2. Joe Small

    I like the second photo. There was no bad harvest. That gentleman in the pale blue jumper ate it all. Also, lovely doggie.

        1. Mikeyfex

          The ned kelly is just a casing for his real arms to play his Nintendo DS, or something.

          1. Mikeyfex

            And I initially scrolled down ready to get uppity about people commenting on people’s appearance and then close the tab.

  3. Daisy Chainsaw

    How did they manage to get away with parking a large tractor and trailer on double yellow lines for so long without being clamped or ticketed?

  4. Joe

    Surely it’s illegal to drive farm machinery up onto a public footpath.

    Again, if this was student’s/water protesters, the full iron fist would reign down hard and fast but law breaking gets a light touch when it’s farmers up in Dublin for the day.

    Gotta love double standards Ireland and the contempt of this government for the urban poor.

  5. petey

    it appears to me that there is a healthy culture of complaint in ireland, and an equally healthy culture of “ye can fepp off” from the positionally-superior. it is my theory that the supercilious arrogance of the roman hierarchy towards the laity, with a smidge of ascendancy arrogance towards the natives, has established a pattern which is now exploited by the native lay positionally-superior.

  6. Truth in the News

    Perhaps it might be possible to establish what was the Single Payment provided to some of these
    IFA protesters, how come there was no sight of them when the Water Tax marches took place, only

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