Travellers in Ireland face daily discrimination and racism by the Northern and Southern states and within society, at large. But there are now growing demands for equality from a community that suffers enormously from poverty […]
Ireland: Jobstown trial – courtroom astonishment as right wing Labour’s, Joan Burton, lays claim to James Connolly
On 24 April the biggest political trial in Ireland for a generation began. Seven people stand accused of ‘false imprisonment’ of then deputy prime minister Joan Burton during an anti-water charges sit-down protest and slow march in Jobstown, Dublin, […]
“On 24 April the biggest political trial in Ireland for a generation began. Seven people stand accused of ‘false imprisonment’ of then deputy prime minister Joan Burton during an anti-water charges sit-down protest and slow march in Jobstown, Dublin, in 2014. A 17 year old has already been found guilty of this charge in children’s court and a further eleven protesters face related charges in the future. A guilty verdict would hold a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
“Establishment worried working class is willing to stand up”
Speaking in response to the inspiring solidarity being displayed this morning by Dublin Bus and DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit, electric rail system) workers in the Dublin, and Irish Rail workers across Ireland, for their Bus Eireann colleagues, Dublin City Councillor Michael O’Brien (Solidarity) said:
State prosecutors attempt to gag Jobstown defendants.
Defendants in the Dublin #jobstownnotguilty court trails, the first of which are due to take place in April, face attempts by the state prosecutors today to gag their campaign, by changing the defendants’ bail conditions. Yesterday’s court hearing on the matter was postponed but today the defendants face being sent to prison because they refuse to be silenced and for defending the right to protest and free speech.
Defend the right to protest – stop this political vendetta!
“We are more akin to a banana republic, and the rotten nature of the Irish state has been exposed.” These were the words of TD (MP) and Socialist Party member Ruth Coppinger in the Irish Parliament on 15 February as she rose to question Taoiseach (prime minister) Enda Kenny.
Smear campaign against a prominent police whistleblower.
Over the last number of weeks, the Irish government has been shaken by a controversy surrounding the outrageous smearing of a prominent Garda (police) whistleblower, Maurice McCabe. At the core of this smear campaign was the charge that McCabe was guilty of sexual abuse of a young child.
Far-reaching radical measures necessary to resolve housing crisis […]
Biggest political trial in decades, as Socialist Party & Anti Austerity Alliance MP and councillors face threat of lengthy prison sentences
Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry speak in Irish parliament […]