Merron Square, Dublin 2.
The Bee Guy tweetz:
Even at an Extinction Rebellion event it would appear that fossil fuel is afforded special protection…
Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Supporters and activists of Extinction Rebellion commence their week of ‘non-violent direct actions with a Climate Walk led by a large pink sailing boat (top).
At Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Tents thought to belong to supporters of Extinction Rebellion are being set up.
The group is planning to hold a lunchtime rally outside Leinster House for the beginning of a week-long series of events for Rebellion Week.
Green News reports:
Irish action will commence at 1pm this afternoon at the entrance of Dail Eireann.
From here, the activists will walk in procession led by a large pink sailing boat to a nearby, as yet unnamed, location where the mast of the boat will be launched and a flag with the Extinction Rebellion logo raised.
Speeches will then start around 1.30pm and environmental activist and Chelsea Garden Show winning designer Mary Reynolds will then lead a symbolic planting of seeds of native trees.
The group is remaining coy on further actions to take place across the remainder of the week, only stating that they will employ family-friendly non-violent civil disobedience to “bring society to a standstill” and force the Government to respond to the climate emergency.
In yesterday’s Sunday Times, John Mooney reported:
A special unit of gardai is monitoring social media to try to ascertain where the group’s protests of “civil disobedience” may take place and how many campaigners will be involved.
Security sources say there is no evidence to suggest Extinction Rebellion is being influenced by extremists.
The protesters, who come from various backgrounds, are considered by gardai to be people genuinely concerned about global warming.
….Gardai do not believe they will be able to hold large numbers of protesters if forced to make arrests.
The force is not capable of detaining more than a few hundred people, even if all stations in Dublin and the surrounding suburbs are used to capacity.
Top pic: Tim Forde
Niall Colbert, of Today FM, tweetz:
Climate change activists beginning to gather outside the Dail ahead of Extinction Rebellion protests in Dublin this lunchtime.
At Dublin Maker in Merrion Square, Dublin 2, in 2016
Want something ‘inventive’ to do?
Jeffrey Roe writes:
Some of your readers might be interested in Dublin Maker taking place on Saturday from 10am till 6pm in Merrion Square.[Dublin 2]
It’s a free to attend, community-run event, that takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere… a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Killian Raynor tweetz:
Mystery keys on the railings outside 17 Merrion Square. Strange!
Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Niall N writes;
It seems it’s easier to get Venezuelan street food in Merrion Square than on the streets of Caracas. And you don’t have to riot for it…
Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Killian Raynor writes:
It looks like the Church of Scientology are opening their “National Affairs Office” at no.4, Merrion Square. Masses of furniture have been moved into it for the past few months.
Passed by it earlier, and was told not to look in the doorway by the guys outside – even though the Scientology logo is very clearly displayed on the inside of the reception area.
Better meet the neighbours so.
Karl Boos writes:
This coming Thursday, 7UP Free and Happenings will screen the last outdoor movie in the 7UP Free #SummerCinema series.
Bringing the popular movies series to a close in true cinematic style, John Carney’s Irish movie ‘Sing Street’ will be screened in Merrion Square, Dublin 2 at 10pm.
For one final time before the movie kicks off, settle in to a comfy billow bag with a complimentary 7UP Mojito Free, or pull up a blanket and get cosy in the heart of the city centre. Gates will open at 8pm and the park will be transformed with a sea of green 7UP Free billow bags as the sun sets …
Visit these buildings (above).
Free this Saturday
Christmas on Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Christmas On The Square happens this Saturday with craft, food and drink markets, Santa, talks, performances, screenings and more indoors in the houses of Merrion Square. All free events but some ticketed.
Events include: Dublin’s Christmas Past with the ‘Come Here To Me’ bloggers; An Ancient Christmas Carol Singing Workshop; Le Père Noël screening, presented by The French Embassy; Pop-Up Café with Luncheonette; Lunchtime Talks: Aoife Carrigy talks to a selection of Irish cookbook authors, AND Vinyl Love playing Christmas tunes!