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Dáil Debates, Defence, National

Clare speaking on the EU Battlegroups, which are military forces of up to 12,000  troops, happy days for the arms industry, but Irish troops aligned with this is an absolute affront to our neutrality.

Health, Human Rights, National

Below is an open letter from the group Terminations for Medical Reasons group who are outraged at deceptive statements made by Enda Kenny in the Dáíl yesterday:

Dear Taoiseach,

We in TFMR Ireland found it absolutely appalling that you deliberately mislead the Dail, the Oireachtas and the people of Ireland yesterday when in Dail Eireann made you made the following statement in relation to the 8th Amendment to the Constitution: –
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Human Rights, National

20160520_113255Clare Daly was among a delegation of five TD’s who earlier today visited anti-water charges activists Sean Doyle and Eamon McGrath in Cloverhill Prison. The two Wicklow men have been imprisoned since May 9th because they refuse to accept bail conditions which they believe restrict their right to peacefully protest against the installation of water meters.

Speaking from outside Cloverhill Prison Clare Daly said,

“It is outrageous that two men in their sixties, both with serious medical conditions, have already spent almost two weeks in jail because they peacefully protested against water meter installations. While the men are currently in good spirits and remain defiant there are serious concerns about the impact of a long imprisonment on their health.
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National, Protests

A cross party group of TDs have expressed concern at the jailing of two political activists, Sean Doyle and Eamonn McGrath.   Both men have been remanded in custody until the 21st of May and 24th of June respectively for taking part in a peaceful protest in Kilcoole. Sean was arrested after being assaulted by an individual in front of Gardai while his attacker went unpunished. The same attacker then viciously pushed a woman to the ground. The Gardaí present saw fit to arrest the protesters for trespass while they gently escorted the assailant away. No charges have been brought against this man. The continuation of the political policing of the Irish Water protests exposes the Garda, yet again, as a force used to protect the status quo at the expense of ordinary people.
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