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Today’s Irish Daily Star

Murtles writes:

Obviously The Irish Daily Star have learned nothing from this controversy judging by their condescending headline.

Yesterday: Free Tomorrow?

At The Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 at 1pm.

A protest will take place following statements made during a trial in Cork in which a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl was found not guilty.

Barrister Elizabeth O’Connell SC, for the accused, had asked the jury to consider what the woman was wearing, saying:

“Does the evidence out-rule the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and was open to meeting someone and being with someone? You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.”

ROSA (Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) writes:

“Clothing has nothing to do with consent. It’s time the judiciary were trained not to use rape myths. Time is up for rape culture. Join the protest.”

Similar protests will also take place in Cork and Limerick.

More here

Previously: ‘The Way She Was Dressed’

Meanwhile…

Members and supporters of the group Dublin Tenants Association holding a picket outside the headquarters of Ires REIT on Grand Canal Dock, Dublin in July 2017

In May 2017.

Fiona Reddan, in The Irish Times, reported that two-bed apartments in The Maple apartment complex in Sandyford, owned by Ires REIT, were set to be rented out for €2,750, setting a new rental price record in the area in the process.

Members and supporters of Dublin Tenants Association subsequently protested outside the offices of Ires REIT.

On Saturday, Craig Farrell, in The Irish Sun, reported that, due to a legal loophole, tenants of The Maple apartments were facing rental price hikes of up between 20 and 26 per cent – despite the apartments being situated in a Rent Pressure Zone where rent can only be increased by four per cent per year.

Last Friday, several tenants protested outside the Ires REIT offices after getting letters from Ires REIT about the pending rental increase.

Last night, Ms Reddan, of The Irish Times, reported Ires REIT has abandoned it’s plans to increase rent by 20 to 26 per cent and, instead, will increase the cost by four per cent.

Ms Reddan reported:

“The Maple was launched last summer, setting new rent highs for the area, coming on the market at €1,925 for a one-bed and €2,570 for a two-bed apartment. Some tenants of the development, which is at full occupancy, were told that their rents would rise to as much as €2,800 following the proposed rent hike, which was due to kick in on January 1st 2019.

“However, following a demonstration outside the offices of the landlord by affected tenants, and engagement with the property company, Ires will now apply a lower rate of rent increase, of 4 per cent, at the development.”

There you go now.

State’s biggest private landlord shelves 25% rent rise in Dublin (Fiona Reddan, The Irish Times)

Previously: IRES My Case

REIT It And Weep

This morning.

Students, including Sophie Gibbons from University College Dublin (top), prepare for the Raise The Roof protest taking place outside Leinster House today over the housing and accommodation crisis.

The protest will take place from 12.30pm until 2pm.

Raise The Roof

Previously: All Rise

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

UPDATE:

Sinn Féin TD John Brady tweetz:

So Leinster House is under lockdown as the people mobilise to demand government action on housing & homelessness.

This afternoon.

Outside Leinster House.

Serving and retired members of the Defence Forces, and their supporters, hold a protest calling for better working and pay conditions.

Previously: See The World

Pics: Caitleen DesettiBrid Smith and Labour Party and Peader Tobin

Masked gardai assist the removal of protestors from North Frederick Street

Following on from Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan telling Seán O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio One yesterday morning that he would support legislation to outlaw photographing on-duty gardai

Aidan O’Brien, who filmed a Reclaim The Streets protest in Dublin in 2002, recalls…

Related: Garda who hit man’s head with baton is now an expert adviser on ethics (The Irish Sun)

Previously: Never Mind The Balaclavas

Nothing To Hear Here

Computer-generated image of newly built Amnis House student accommodation on Western Road in Cork city

Next Thursday.

At 11am, in Cork city.

Students are planning to hold a protest to highlight a lack of affordable accommodation outside the newly built Amnis House student accommodation complex on the Western Road in Cork city.

Joe Leogue, in The Irish Examiner, reports:

UCC Students’ Union deputy president Kelly Coyle said the housing situation in Cork is at “breaking point”.

“The situation is at breaking point and students cannot take any more.”

Ms Coyle said the demonstration will focus on Amnis House in protest at the cost of rooms, ranging from €210 to €225 a week, in the student accommodation complex.

Students to protest over ‘breaking point’ rent levels (Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner)

Pic: Uninestudents