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On Saturday, December 14.

Outside Leinster House, between 1pm and 4pm.

A Rally for Peace On Earth, Against The Politics of Hate will be held. To wit:

In this season of peace and joy, we – faith groups, trade unions, community groups, ordinary working women and men, children, families – are coming together on Saturday December 14, to sing and eat mince-pies in the spirit of the festive season, and to stand up for an Ireland where everyone feels safe and welcome, where we don’t give airtime to those who seek to divide us and where we can benefit from the richness that all cultures, and all people bring to this island we are proud of.

Rally for Peace on Earth – Against the Politics of Hatred (Facebook)

Alternatively:

Yellow Vest Ireland writes:

Non-partisan rally to take place on Saturday 14th December outside Leinster House on Kildare street. 1pm

All parties and all people welcome. Fight Charlie Flanagan and Fine Gael’s attempt to control what we can and cannot say. No pretext is justifiable to limit speech, “hate speech” or otherwise.

Freedom of expression

You have a right to freely express your convictions and opinions (Article 40.6.1.i). However, the Constitution asserts that the State should try to make sure that the radio, the press and the cinema are not used to undermine public order or morality or the authority of the State. It also states that it is an offence to publish or utter blasphemous, seditious or indecent matter.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he would like to see new legislation on freedom of speech introduced next year.

A public consultation has been launched to update Ireland’s law regulating hate speech.

The consultation phase will run to 13 December, while a second phase dealing with hate crime will be published in the new year.

Mr Flanagan said it is important that our legislation in this area is fit for purpose.

There have been about 50 prosecutions under the existing hate speech legislation in the 30 years it has existed, with a handful of convictions.

The fear is the government will introduce hard-line legislation to prosecute political decent to the FG/FF governments that have caused such calamity across Irish society

Protect Free Speech Rally (Facebook events)

This evening.

Scenes from the Take Back The City rally.

The rally started with housing activists and supporters gathering at 34, Frederick Street North, Dublin 1 – from which housing activists were removed last night.

They then started making their way, stopping off at Parnell Monument, to another occupied house on Belvedere Place where activists have been ordered to leave by 6pm tomorrow.

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Previously: What’s Going On Here?

‘How Can You Justify These Actions?’

Questions For Drew

Pics Rollingnews and Take Back The City

Behold: an extremely well preserved 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale Coupe – one of 46 remaining examples of a lightweight, 1.8l, all-wheel drive, turbo and supercharger-equipped chunk of auto-angularity designed solely to win the fractious Group B World Rally Championship, which it did in 1986 before being banned from competition by the FIA.

Spoilsports.

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Galway city, last evening.

Ciaran Tierney tweetz:

Anti-racism vigil in solidarity with the people of Charlottesviille…

Meanwhile…

Oh.

At Home With Richard Spencer (irish Times)

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Today.

At 1.30pm.

United Against Racism is organising a public rally, as part of its campaign calling for an end to the system of Direct Provision for asylum seekers.

Those taking part in the rally will meet at 1.30pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Sq, Dublin 1 and march to the Central Bank on Dame Street.

 

Previously: Death Of A Mother

Postcards From Direct Provision

Public Rally: End Direct Provision System (Facebook)

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Further to the ever-rising motor insurance costs…

Ireland Underground writes:

Come [out tomorrow] and support us. We need every car, every van, every person possible to show the government and the insurance corporations that they answer to us. The power is with the people, they know this, we need to recognise this too.

…Meet us in Dublin at midday. We will drive through the city from midday and from 13.30 we will have on-stage entertainment followed by guest speakers in Merrion Square.

…Here is a brief outline of what we’d like to see happen:

  • Establish a task force (similar to the motor Insurance Advisory Board previously in place)
  • Tackle the claims culture more aggressively.
  • Reduce compensation payouts.
  • More transparent pricing structures of all insurance companies
  • More transparency on out-of-court settlements
  • Insurance purchased within any EU member state to be valid in Ireland

Beep!

FIGHT!

Ireland Underground

Previously: ‘There Is A Cartel Of Insurance Underwriters’