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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.

Price on request.

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A 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution – one of only 24 such Quattro-killers made and an ultra-rare piece of rally car history.

Yours for between €200,000 and €270,000.

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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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Gymkhana 9 – the third rorty installment of talented US rally driver Ken Block’s trick driving series.

Here, he horses a vilely-wrapped Ford Focus RS RX around an industrial park with twocker aplomb.

Previously: Around The Block

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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’

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US rally driver Ken Block rorts a souped-up Ford Fiesta around the streets of Dubai.

Other vulgar capitalist wastelands desperate for positive media coverage are available.

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This afternoon

Former workers and supporters and Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin gather outside Clery’s, O’Connell Street, Dublin for a rally organised by SIPTU to protest against the store’s abrupt closure.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

UPDATE:

‘Statutory redundancy only’ for 130 Clerys staff (RTÉ)

Pics via SIPTU, Brian O’DonovanRichard Chambers, Peadar Mac Gaoithín Deirde Farrelly

Earlier:

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Free at Noon?

Via SIPTU

SIPTU calls on public to join rally outside Clery’s (Irish Examiner)