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A protest is taking place outside the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin at 6pm, following the arrest and prosecution of a 21-year-old woman in Northern Ireland, under the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act.

She’s facing life imprisonment for taking abortion pills.

The Abortion Rights Campaign writes:

We condemn the arrest and prosecution of a 21-year-old woman in County Down who has been accused of using poison to procure abortion. Both Mifepristone and Misoprostol are on the World Health Organisation’s list of essential drugs; these drugs are not poison. These are the same drugs used for medical abortions in the rest of the UK. If this woman lived in England instead of Northern Ireland she would have been prescribed this medication on the NHS. Mifepristone and Misoprostol are also routinely used for miscarriage management.”

Not A Criminal Solidarity Protest GPO (Facebook)

Related: Pro-choice activists plan Belfast protest over woman’s abortion trial (The Guardian)

Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Thanks Vicky Conway


A chip off the old block?

Oh go on then.

This is an original brick that was under the floor slab of the GPO for the last nearly 200 years. It would have been under the ground when the Easter Rising of 1916 took place and your patriotic heroes had to flee after the British bombing. As we all know that these men later surrendered and were executed by the British….The brick vault was discovered under a concrete slab when excavating for the new 1916 Exhibition Centre.

GPO Pre-1916 Brick (Adverts.ie)

Thanks Pooter

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Any stamps?

Scenes inside the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin during a peaceful sit-in on Saturday following an anti water charges rally in the city centre.

The sit-in was organised by supporters of a campaign for the release of water protester Steven Bennett. Mr Bennett is on remand in Clover Hill Prison awaiting trial on July 22 for taking part in what he claims was a peaceful protest in his local community.

Meanwhile , earlier…

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The rally outside the GPO on Saturday.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)


Enda is an expletive according to some.

Took it like a chump in fairness.

Context: Got A Heckle Outside



Outside and in, at the G.P.O. Dublin this evening as members of the Cabinet try to announce plans for the 1916 commemoration.

Pesky dissidents Peaceful protesters.

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Evan Buggle writes:

85 Irish senior citizens did a ‘flash mob’ line dance to celebrate United Nations Day of the Older Person (Wed 1st October) [at the GPO] in Dublin [the first of its kind and therefore a new world record].

Dermot Kirwan of Friends of the Elderly Ireland adds:

“We are laying down a challenge to any group who think they can beat it. As an Irish charity that supports the elderly who are alone, we want this world record to show that older people and the elderly enjoy a good time and have a great sense of fun”