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A new occupation

From a somewhat dubious source… Armed British police to patrol Dublin streets for Queen’s visit with fears of dissident attack – Daily Mail Larissa Nolan and John Lee – Sunday, May 15, 2011 The Government is allowing up to 120 armed British police officers to patrol the streets of Irish cities to protect Queen Elizabeth [...]

The politician, the policeman and the priest

The report of the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman about the inquiry into the Claudy bombing of 1972 was published today. 9 people, including 3 children, died in the Claudy bombing, for which there was no warning. Priest was protected in Claudy bombing inquiry, RTÉ News Police ombudsman confirms Claudy bombings collusion, Irish Times Claudy bomb: conspiracy [...]

Be careful, the Gardaí have been practising

Anyone considering attending tonight’s protest at the Dáil should be aware that the Public Order Unit (riot squad) will also be present. They are fresh from a “refresher course” in dealing with protest marches. They have been working hard over in Corrib, protecting the investment of Royal Dutch Shell, at great expense to the Irish [...]

The thin blue line

Video footage of the violence at Dáil Éireann

Full-length coverage from TV3 of Monday’s protest march to Kildare Street and the fractious scenes thereafter: The end of the video shows the injuries sustained by protesters. This incident raises important questions about the right to protest and the level of resistance from the police of the State. Was this an attack on an institution [...]

When in Dublin, do as the Greeks do

There were scuffles this evening outside Dáil Éireann as a protest march passed. They were protesting against the Government’s plans to inject millions of euro in the banks of the state. They were calling for the money to go to job creation and so on instead. Note the Éirígí flags. They have another protest planned [...]

An Garda Síochána san Austráil

There are at least two home-made Garda vans driving around in Australia, one in Melbourne apparently, and another in Cairns. Perhaps there are more doing the rounds! The photos shown here are from the one in Melbourne. These are not imported originals, oh no. Someone has actually gone to the effort of creating a fake [...]