Not In Our Name


This afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

Protestors of different hues demonstrate outside Dublin Castle as,  above from left: leader of the Green Party Eamon Ryan, Tanaiste, and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach and Leader of Fianna Fail Micheal Martin attend the new government’s first cabinet meeting inside the gates.

Earlier: First Contact



Good times.

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22 thoughts on “Not In Our Name

  1. ReproBertie

    “This is a theft of democracy”

    I might need to fire up the old Roflcopter and take a trip round the Lolcano for that one.

  2. Help

    In all honesty lefties in power
    They will expect one for every one in the audience
    And who pays ?business

    Every penny would fly out of the country

    1. Scundered

      The left seems to be driving itself off the cliff these days with it’s identity politics obsession and cancel culture etc. It’s not good for the world, stinks of intolerance and it won’t end well.

  3. Jonickal

    The coalition parties both won more than 50% of the vote and the seats in the election. But sure whatever.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      yea, they did

      but there was a marked divide between how younger (up to around 50 years) and older (50+) voted – and this is a government that represents the older demographic well, but doesnt at all represent what younger people voted for

      so, in that respect, it’s not representative

      and their programme for government similarly ignores the challenges facing younger people in this country- it’s a government for old people and that’s disappointing

      dont expect anything different from FF or FG – they got the old vote and they’re giving them what they wanted

      but the greens are betraying their voters

        1. goldenbrown

          either really angry or living in a different jurisdiction with some regrets I’d imagine Tom
          the way things are progressing (not)

    2. bisted

      …sure did…trouble is…some of the votes that put this coalition in place thought they were specifically voting against it…but sure…as you say…whatever…

  4. Vanessanelle

    Ah would ye all grow up ffs

    clearly it was always going to be an FF FG coalition,
    haven’t they been practising and rehearsing it for years
    Like since 2016

    GE2020 upset the plan by short changing them by over a dozen TDs, but even if the Greens didn’t come good last Friday, they were still 10+ others ready to barter their Tá votes anyway

    In any event, I suggest everyone get back in their boxes,
    Direct Provision is now in the remit of a Green Minister
    Lets see what they’re all about now
    Especially their more active activists with all the talk over the last few weeks

  5. Termagant

    You elect the parties to make decisions on your behalf. They decided to go into coalition. That’s democracy. Solution: don’t vote for them next time. But I know you will.

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