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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 [...]

Misspelt but not misplaced

A warning to all would-be protesters, rioters and anarchists

€300,000 spent on Irish Army riot kit Much as I dislike linking to that renowned rag, the ‘Indo’, this is worth sharing, albeit late. The Army is gearing up to deal with possible public disorder on our streets. The Defence Forces are to get new anti-riot equipment at a cost of €300,000. The new kit [...]