Meanwhile, In Upper Mount Street


Last night.

Mount Street, Dublin 2.

A picket by members of United Against Racism outside Fine Gael Headquarters to protest about the vote by MEPs Mairead McGuinness, Maria Walsh, Frances Fitzgerald and Sean Kelly who voted against a resolution in the European Parliament which proposed to facilitate search and rescue for refugees in the Mediterranean.

Previously: “As Soon As The Result Was Shared, We Were Disappointed”

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14 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Upper Mount Street

    1. Dr.Fart

      yea i kinda thought the same. i like her, but i thought “had to go home for a military veterans gig” didn’t seem .. at all as important as voting on the lives of refugees.

  1. Gabby

    Was FG general secretary Tom Curran seen peeking out through the curtain of a top floor office window during this rather frightful demonstration?

    1. Dr.Fart

      “we’ve been very clear on this” x 8 times
      “looking after our most vulnerable” x 9 times
      it was bloody painful to listen to her floundering. she was let at it too, the host gave her all the air time she needed. yet she ended up never saying anything. then throwing in the bit about data protection? from a fine gaaler? mindless reasoning from a party who are fighting the data proctection agency.

  2. Joe Small

    FG are fair game for this but who are United Against Racism? Fair bit of of overlap between People Before Profit as far as I can tell. So, one communist political party picketing christian democrat political party? Hmmm….

  3. Termagant

    As a mental exercise, who has a bigger carbon footprint – a Somalian living in Somalian conditions in Somalia or a Somalian migrant living a decadent Western lifestyle over here?

    1. Rob_G

      Interesting question; if they did all of their cooking/heating using an open fire, possibly the Somalian living in Somalia.

      1. Cian

        Only is they are using coal/turf. If the open fire is burning wood/dung it would be effectively carbon-neutral.

        1. Rob_G

          That’s mostly true – provided they weren’t chopping down any trees expressly to burn them (I presume the forestry replanting in Somalia could be a bit patchy).

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