Henry Street, Dublin 1.
Shop workers, including Sam Soliman (top), picket outside Debenhams following a High Court decision to appoint provisional liquidators to the UK chain’s Irish operation after it was told by the company that it is insolvent and couldn’t pay its debts.
Earlier at lunchtime.
Members and supporters of the group Dublin Tenants hold a picket outside the headquarters of Ires REIT, Ireland’s biggest landlord, on Grand Canal Dock, Dublin.
It follows Ires launching The Maple – an apartment complex in Sandyford.
In May, Fiona Reddan in The Irish Times, reported that two-bed apartments in the complex were set to be rented out for €2,750, thus setting a new rental price record in the area.
Last night, Dublin Tenants released a statement about their planned picket, stating:
The protest has been called in response to escalating rents, IRES’ treatment of tenants and the wider issue of government supported vulture fund activity in Dublin’s crisis hit housing market. IRES was established in 2014 but has already amassed 2378 properties, making it Ireland’s largest landlord, and plans to double its portfolio over the coming years. 67% of its assets were acquired from NAMA. As a Real Estate Investment Trust it enjoys specific tax breaks, REITs are not subject to tax on rental income or on capital gains arising from the disposal of assets.
Previously: REIT It And Weep
Pic: Anthony Flynn
Further to the graffiti incident at Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry and Cork City Councillor Fiona Ryan’s office in Blackpool, Cork last week…
Mick Barry tweetz:
All male anti-choice picket of my constituency office today. Vile abuse shouted at two women who had the audacity to challenge them.
Outside Cathedral, ‘Oriental-themed’ nightclub and ‘smokehouse’ on several floors.
Main Street, Maynooth, Co Kildare
There’s a bit of momentum beginning to gather behind this. Apparently there are a lot of contractors which haven’t been paid for their work renovating the club [details at link below]…
Boycott Cathedral (Facebook)
Dosh Nosh, Chatham Street, Dublin minutes ago.
There is deep anger in Government at the militant tactics adopted by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) in an effort to scuttle talks on the extension of the Croke Park agreement.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter yesterday rebuked the GRA for picketing the venue where talks between the Government and union leaders were taking place.
Mr Kenny called on the GRA to return to the talks, which he said were critical for the Republic’s future.
“The place to be is at the table and the opportunity is there for the GRA to go back in there and to discuss in a rational and a professional manner the concerns and the anxieties that they might have,” he said after an event in Sandyford, Co Dublin.
Yeah? Say that to their faces…
Coalition anger at tactics used by Garda association (Stephen Collins, Conor Lally, Martin Wall, Irish Times)
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)