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This evening.

Howth, County Dublin.


This afternoon.

Howth, County Dublin.

Ahead of a visit by Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Via Irish Socialist Republicans (ISR)

Despite the ring of steel put in place by the Free State and British Security Services, Members and supporters of Anti Imperialist Action Ireland and the Anti Internment Group of Ireland slipped inside the cordon to stage a direct action against the English Royal Visit in Howth.

Beneath the Tricolor a large banner was dropped from Howth Abbey that read, ‘No Royal Visits- Our Mandate Our Republic!

Britain has no right to be in Ireland and its Royal Parasites are not welcome here.


More as we get it.


This afternoon.

County Kildare.

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton beside cattle on a Teasgasc farm on the second day of their first official visit to the Irish State.

Earlier: Royal Temple


This afternoon.

Londis in Kildare.

Local like you.

Sam Boal/RollingNews


This afternoon.

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to social justice charity Extern in Savannah House, County Kildare.

Gerry Mooney/Rollingnews/Pool


This morning.

Temple Bar. Dublin

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to mental health charity Jigsaw as part of their three day visit to the Republic of Ireland.

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This morning.

Dublin city centre.

Road closures as Temple Bar prepares for a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, on the second day of the royal three-day visit to Ireland. The couple will visit mental health charity Jigsaw based in Essex Street.

Earlier: Sip And See


Kate Middleton and Prince William

This morning.

Kensington Palace released the following statement about Kate Middleton and Prince William’s trip to Ireland next week…

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The visit, which will see Their Royal Highnesses spend time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare and Galway, will highlight the many strong links between the UK and Ireland.

From its thriving cities to rural communities, the programme will take in Ireland’s rich culture, its impactful community initiatives and spectacular scenery. Following Her Majesty The Queen’s historic visit in 2011, the visit will also focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation.

During the three-day tour, The Duke and Duchess will learn about local organisations working to support and empower young people and projects which provide opportunities to help them develop important life skills. Their Royal Highnesses will also hear more about Ireland’s conservation initiatives and efforts to protect its environment, with a particular focus on sustainable farming and marine conservation.

2020 will see Galway host the European Capital of Culture on behalf of Ireland – a showcase of events highlighting the richness and diversity of Irish culture, art and sport. During their time in Galway, The Duke and Duchess will have the opportunity to experience a taste of modern and traditional Irish culture for themselves.

Throughout the visit, Their Royal Highness will meet a broad range of people, including the President, the Taoiseach and senior political leaders, children and young people, and those working in the creative arts, business and charity sectors.

The UK’s links with Ireland are extensive, and The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Ireland

Pic: RTÉ

Alice Leahy, of Trust, writes:

It is interesting to note plans by London councils to relocate homeless people on housing benefit to a location 200 km away. While not wishing to comment on issues outside the jurisdiction of this State, such a move is likely to be replicated here, as whatever happens in London follows here as sure as night follows day.

Moving people out of the city has been happening here for some time, even if in a subtle manner in some instances. A large number of homeless people we know ended up in prison for the high-profile visits of Queen Elizabeth and President Barack Obama.


Moving Homeless Out Of The City (Alice Leahy, Irish Times Letters)

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)