On Saturday, March 9.
The National Homeless and Housing Coalition will hold a demonstration in Dublin.
“The coalition is supported by community groups, charities, NGO’s, student unions, political parties, trade unions, musicians and artists and we need to build on the momentum of last year that saw 18,000 people take to the streets in December.
…Rebuild Ireland has been an unmitigated disaster yet the cross party motion that was passed in the Dail in October that called for practical actions that would end the emergency, including making it illegal to evict someone into homelessness, were ignored by the government even though it was supported by all parties except Fine Gael. We are demanding action on the motion.
We also learned that 15 Dublin hotels received over €1m each in 2018 for accommodating homeless families which further illustrates the reliance on the private sector. These families need public housing built on public lands, they need proper homes.
Last year there were 842 cases of children being discharged from the Temple Street Emergency Department back into homeless emergency accommodation. The majority of these cases were a direct result of the fact that these children are living in completely unsuitable and cramped emergency accommodation.”
More details here
Earlier: “Lazy, Greedy Or Both”
Previously: The Home Crowd
In Dublin city.
Members of Dublin Cycling Campaign and supporters call for more of the Government’s transport funding to be steered towards better cycling infrastructure in the capital.
Previously: Two Wheels Good
Video and pics via Eamon Ryan, Brian Bolger, Arran Henderson and Kayla Walsh
A demonstration in Dublin as part of a global day of demonstrations.
Via Irish Syria Solidarity Movement (Facebook)
Meanwhile, further to the documentary Mary Boyle: The Untold Story, written and directed by Gemma O’Doherty…
A specialist garda unit is to take a fresh look into the disappearance of six-year-old Mary Boyle, who was last seen almost 40 years ago in Co Donegal.
The Serious Crime Review team will scrutinise the case from when Mary was first reported missing in March 1977.
If anything new is uncovered or warrants further investigation it will be followed up.
Garda cold case unit to review Mary Boyle disappearance (RTE)
Previously: For Your Consideration: Mary Boyle – The Untold Story
Protestors from a March for Choice on Nassau Street in Dublin in September, 2012, above, and a poster for a protest march on Wednesday, top
Choice Ireland will hold a demonstration on Wednesday, August 20, at 6pm at the front of the Spire on O’Connell Street in Dublin to protest the treatment of the alleged rape victim who was suicidal when she was refused an abortion.
Spokesperson Sinead Ahern says:
“Choice Ireland have called this demonstration alongside a number of pro-choice groups including AIMS Ireland, Rally for Choice, and the Abortion Rights Campaign in order to protest the treatment of a pregnant woman who was refused an abortion despite being suicidal. It is unclear whether an appeals process was made available to her, or the grounds on which an order for her hydration was made by the courts once she went on hunger strike. The treatment of this woman at the hands of the state has been deplorable.”
“This case has shown that the law is not fit for purpose. We are calling on people to take to the streets on Wednesday evening at 6pm to show the government that denying women basic human rights is unacceptable. Choice Ireland pointed to potential difficulties like this when the legislation was being drafted and this will not be the last case where a woman seeking an abortion to save her life makes the headlines while this legislation remains on the statute books.
“We are calling for a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment so that women can avail of the healthcare and medical treatments that they need.”
Choice Ireland call demonstration in protest at treatment of suicidal pregnant woman who was refused an abortion (Choice Ireland)
The IPSC National Demo assembly point at the Spire, Dublin.
(Thanks John McDonald)
(Pix Ruth Medjber)
Later, on Hill 16, Croke Park…