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This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

A demonstration, organised by the right-wing National Party outside the Dáil against covid restrictions, is confronted by a group from a larger, left-wing counter-demonstration, supporting the government’s lockdown approach, who broke through a Garda cordon on Molesworth Street before being repelled.

Both sides wielded Irish tricolours, with the mostly-masked left-wing element also carrying EU Starry Plough flags. Neither group strictly observed any of the HSE’s social distancing guidelines during the melee.

RollingNews

Thanks KN

This afternoon/evening.

Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

A sit-in during this afternoon’s march against Covid restrictions.

Rollingnews

Earlier….

This afternoon

Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.

Marchers assemble for a rally against Covid measures and restrictions.

Rollingnews

At 2pm.

The Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.

For those opposed to the government’s response to the rona.

Previously: Neither Left Nor Right

Meanwhile…

This afternoon.

Dublin city centre.

Meanwhile…

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Dr Marcus de Brun urges people of all politics to join next Saturday’s rally against rona restrictions organised by Yellow Vest Ireland and Health Freedom Ireland at Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 at 2pm.

Previously: Normal People

Doctor In The House

This evening.

In the Canal Court Hotel in Newry, Co Down.

Members of the public and supporters of Sinn Féin gather for a rally of the party, following similar rallies in Cork on Monday night and Dublin last night.

Meanwhile….

Previously: Meanwhile In Cork

Liberty Belle

Pics:  Michelle O’Neill and Ryan Carlin

UPDATE:

Meanwhile….

Tonight.

At the Grand Social in Dublin, People Before Profit held a public event called Fine Gael & Fianna Fáil Out: How The Left Can Win.

Speakers included Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Bríd Smith TD, Gino Kenny TD and Gerry Carroll MLA.

Fine Gael & Fianna Fáil Out: How The Left Can Win (Facebook)

Last night

Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork.

Further scenes from last night’s Sinn Féin rally hosted by Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald and Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty, Eoin Ó Bróin and David Cullinane.

Tonight, at Liberty Hall, Dublin 1 the party will host a second public meeting (in a series of five) at 7.30pm.

Last night: Meanwhile, In Cork

Pics via Jo

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

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Spoilsports.

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