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Dáil unrest as gardaí and protesters clash

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PROTESTERS clashed with gardaí last night as they tried to gain access to the main concourse of Leinster House.

At least five of the protesters received minor head injuries as a result of the skirmish shortly before 9pm, according to organisers. One garda also sustained an injury to his face.

The group was a smaller part of a larger rally calling on the Government to prioritise job provision and public services over bank recapitalisation.

A contingency security plan was put in place as soon as an attempt was made by a section of the crowd to storm the front gates.

The gates and front door of Leinster House were closed.

The small group of protesters were stopped by gardaí from entering the building or grounds, an Oireachtas spokesman said.

The tense standoff ended as rally leaders appealed for a peaceful protest. A Garda spokesman said it had been brought under control “within a matter of minutes” and the march had been policed “appropriately”.

Socialist Workers’ Party representative Mary Smith said she received a blow to the head when she and others attempted to gain access to the front concourse of Leinster House through the gate. [Aye- and the Brit leftie was probably half a mile away hitting herself with a brick]

Some 800 people had attended the rally of a “Right to Work” campaign, which is backed by the Unite trade union and involves a coalition of community groups, young unemployed and other activists.

The march travelled from the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square to the Dáil.

The Government would be remembered in history for ignoring the basic needs of the people, Janette Byrne of Patients Together told the rally.

Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit Alliance wanted it to be the first step in a campaign against Government policies which he said had caused the economic crisis.

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Bid To Storm Irish Parliament Foiled

10:22pm UK, Tuesday May 11, 2010

Andy Winter, Sky News Online
Protesters have clashed with police as they tried to break through the gates of the Irish parliament during a march against bank bailouts.

Protesters clash with police at the Irish parliament

Police have said no arrests were made during the scuffles

Dozens of people broke away from the demonstration and ran at the gates of Leinster House, the parliament's main building.

They wrestled with police who tried to force them back in a bid to secure the gate.

It has been reported that at least one man suffered a cut to his head during the scuffles as organisers appealed for calm.

The protest march had been arranged by the Right To Work Campaign.

The coalition of political parties, trade unions and community groups is opposed to the Irish government's handling of the financial crisis.

They have argued against plans to inject billions of euros into the Republic of Ireland's banks.

Police have said no arrests were made and the disturbance was brought under control "within minutes".

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Some 800 people had attended the rally of a “Right to Work” campaign, which is backed by the Unite trade union and involves a coalition of community groups, young unemployed and other activists.


The type of people that attend these things wouldn't want a job if you handed them one on a plate... :razz:


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Some 800 people had attended the rally of a “Right to Work” campaign, which is backed by the Unite trade union and involves a coalition of community groups, young unemployed and other activists.


The type of people that attend these things wouldn't want a job if you handed them one on a plate... :razz:


and what makes you think that?

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Probably bitter experience. I can think of rallies that I, my wife and daughter (in a pushchair) attended in the early 80's, anti-Thatcher rallies etc., where we recognised many of the "Socialist Worker" types as people we knew who either had never had a job (but could go out drinking every night when we could barely afford one night a week, and we were gainfully employed in the public sector) or the sort of tossers who sold "International Socialist" in the pubs we infrequently attended and who flogged the sytem for what it was worth - two in particular I can think of are now head teachers and live in "West" Ferry. Which is the expensive bit of Broughty Ferry... check it out. They're no more socialist than I'm a Tory....

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Some 800 people had attended the rally of a “Right to Work” campaign, which is backed by the Unite trade union and involves a coalition of community groups, young unemployed and other activists.


The type of people that attend these things wouldn't want a job if you handed them one on a plate... :razz:


and what makes you think that?


Aye, bitter experience. The professional protesters that have no interestin the cause at hand, just starting trouble. I have friends who were involved in the London Poll tax riots, yet they had never payed any tax in their lives let alone Poll tax. What about the anti Capitalist rioters who broke into M'cDonalds & pinched the till? The anti war protestors who vandalised the Cenotaph? Animal rights activists who attacked Police horses with sticks? Peace campaigners beating people up? Professional anti climate change campaigners jetting in from places like Sweden for the G8 summit? The reclaim the roads mob ripping up grass & trees & putting it on the roads? Or as I mentioned before, people with posters & T shirts of Che Guevara supporting a Free Tibet... :wacko:

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Irish people have effectively suffered a 15% cut in living standards and they have shown more fight than the most. Republicans were at the forefront of this protest although organised by the SWP in Ireland. Their leader Kieran Allen called for a peaceful sit down protest, but many ignored his calls. I cant speak for the SWP etc, mostly uni lecturers and students but all the Republicans i know at this are working bar a couple unemployed and one student.

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Socialist Workers’ Party representative Mary Smith said she received a blow to the head when she and others attempted to gain access to the front concourse of Leinster House through the gate.


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Their leader Kieran Allen called for a peaceful sit down protest, but many ignored his calls.


Before or after his representative above got a dunt on the head for trying to storm Leinster House.?


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Before, Mary is no bad for a SWP she comes off republican stock.

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So she ignored her leaders call for peace & tried to storm Leinster house...What was she planning on doing once inside?


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Mr miles wrote:
So she ignored her leaders call for peace & tried to storm Leinster house...What was she planning on doing once inside?



She wasnt the only SWP member to attempt to enter Leinster House, other lefts as well as Republicans- members of 32CSM, Eirigi, PSF, IRSP- all attempted to break through the Gardai cordon. Why? To disrupt and cause maximum media attention to the situation in Ireland, where as i said living standards have fallen by 15% and unemployment and migration are rapidly approaching 1980s levels. The Irish ruling class bailed out the banks and are placing the burden of the economys downturn entirely on the backs of the Irish working class and poor. The same tune will be played in Scotland as the British government follows their Irish counterparts.

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Ah, attention seeking... Rent 'a' mob is not going to solve Irelands problems...


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Ah, attention seeking... Rent 'a' mob is not going to solve Irelands problems...



You sound like a walloper who reads the Sunday Post and believes it.

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You sound like a walloper who reads the Sunday Post and believes it.

:funny: First bit might be right, but whitz rang with the Sunday Post ?


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iainmhor wrote:
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Ah, attention seeking... Rent 'a' mob is not going to solve Irelands problems...



You sound like a walloper who reads the Sunday Post and believes it.


Charming... You sound like a Plastic Paddy, someone from Scotland that has more interest in the history, politics & culture of Ireland than Scotland :???: . Your posts on Scottish issues are largely non existant, but ones about Ireland (& now Wales) you always comment on... But I wont lower myself to name calling since you are at least consistent in your views. :razz:


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Not at all - Scottish independence is the cause to which i devote a lot of energy, unfortunately apart from the SRSM i have yet to find a group of Scottish patriots who i would feel at home with. For a while i hoped Siol nan Gaidheal would be that group but i have been put off like many others who support Irish republicanism, and other liberation struggles, by the attitudes of some Siol nan Gaidheal members. You may be sure however that we follow the cause above and beyond any groups or individuals.

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iainmhor wrote:
i hoped Siol nan Gaidheal would be that group but i have been put off like many others who support Irish republicanism, and other liberation struggles, by the attitudes of some Siol nan Gaidheal members

Sìol nan Gàidheal even has Jacobites in her ranks, of whom her republican members get on just fine
and dandy, there are some who fully support the Irish struggle, along with some who have not one
single internationalist bone in their body, but they still get on, because we put everything aside, to
stand together as ultra-Nationalists, with a primary focus on Scottish freedom.


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iainmhor wrote:
Not at all


Sorry but that is exactly what you "sound like", prove me wrong by contributing to some Scottish topics for a change... :razz:

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Scottish independence is the cause to which i devote a lot of energy, unfortunately apart from the SRSM i have yet to find a group of Scottish patriots who i would feel at home with. For a while i hoped Siol nan Gaidheal would be that group but i have been put off like many others who support Irish republicanism, and other liberation struggles, by the attitudes of some Siol nan Gaidheal members. You may be sure however that we follow the cause above and beyond any groups or individuals.


So some Scots with Irish Unionist sympathies are being put off trying to Join Siol because of people with opinions like mine... :razz: Well thats their decision & their loss..


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i have yet to find a group of Scottish patriots who i would feel at home with. For a while i hoped Siol nan Gaidheal would be that group but i have been put off like many others who support Irish republicanism, and other liberation struggles, by the attitudes of some Siol nan Gaidheal members.



Mibbie you should have read the notice on the door first...

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Siol nan Gaidheal is a cultural and fraternal organisation, not a political party.


Siol may have Socialist members, but Siol is NOT Socialist
Siol may have Capitalist members, but Siol is NOT Capitalist
Siol may have active members of political parties, but Siol is NOT a political party
Siol may have members with interest in other Nationalist movements, but Siol is NOT Irish Republican, Mannin Seyr, Mebyon Kernow, Euskadi Ta Askatasuna or indeed any other Nationalist group peaceful or otherwise

The only politics we AS A GROUP are interested in is the Independence of Scotland and the sovereignty of the People of Scotland


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