From top: National Chairperson of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Fatin Al Tamimi; IPSC’s National Organiser Aisling Micklethwaite and IPSC’s press officer Betty Purcell; gardaí
Outside RTÉ Studios in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
Members of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and their supports, protest against Israel hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and call for RTE to boycott the event.
A few moments ago…
On RTÉ One’s News at One…
The head of the Irish Eurovision Delegation, RTÉ’s Michael Kealey responded to calls for a boycott and to the protest currently taking place outside RTÉ studios.
He told journalist Áine Lawlor that RTÉ is a public service broadcaster and doesn’t “take political stands”.
He said taking political stands is “not something we do”, before adding that the Eurovision is about music and not politics.
And he added: “If we introduce politics, you’ll have to look at the whole Eurovision itself.”
Listen back in full here
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign fanatics, true to form,have today launched a bullying campaign of harrassment,targeting Sarah McTernan, Irelands entrant in Eurovision song contest to intimidate her into refusing to take part in Tel Aviv.Odd way of marking Int Womens Day
— Alan Shatter (@Alan__Shatter) March 8, 2019
I visited today’s #eurovision protest outside RTÉ today to tell protestors of the Dublin Broadcasting Branch pledge to support any @NUJofficial member who doesn’t wish to participate in coverage on conscientious grounds. pic.twitter.com/7WDaq59Tvv
— emma o kelly (@emma_okelly) March 8, 2019
Earlier: EU May Like This
Second last pic: Barry Lenihan