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FROM THE rallies which led to the repeal of the Eight Amendment in Ireland, to the Black Lives Matter movement in the US, to Palestinian demonstrations against Israeli occupation, our polarised world has seen an upsurge of protest.
Following the killing of more than 60 Palestinians, and 2,700 more wounded, during the 'March of Return' protests in Gaza, along the Israeli border, a Galway councillor has called on the Galway City Council to re-commit to and endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
A protest march from Salthill to Galway city centre, as part of a wider campaign to end the "horror" and "infantalising" of the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers, is set to take place later this month.
Almost 7,000 people gathered in Ballina last weekend to take part in the National Hunger Strike Commemoration which took place in Mayo for the first time. Thousands travelled from all over the country to mark the 36th anniversary of the H-Block hunger strikes as well as honour the Mayo men who died on hunger strike including Ballycroy native Jack McNeela, Hollymount’s Frank Stagg, and Ballina man Michael Gaughan.
Natural gas flowed for the first time from the controversial Corrib Gas Field today (Wednesday, December 29). The project which has been dogged with controversy for many years received the final approvals it needed for the gas to flow from the Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Alex White on Tuesday (December, 28) evening.
Right2Water Galway will hold a protest outside Mill Street Garda Station today from 12 noon, against what it alleges is Government use of the courts and Gardaí "to attack legitimate protest against Government policies".
The Anti-Austerity Alliance has responded to media reports that Irish Water is going to fail the Eurostat test and become part of the State’s balance sheet, attributing it to the massive pressure which the anti-water charges campaign has exerted on the Government, plunging it into political crisis.
A public meeting to organise a mass boycott of Irish Water will be held in the Westwood House Hotel on Tuesday November 11 at 8pm.
The ghost of protests past is set to take form in the centre of the city today with members of the Occupy Galway movement holding a ‘Re-occupy Eyre Square event’ from midday today.
Members and supporters of the former Occupy Galway movement accused gardai of “political policing” following an incident in Eyre Square earlier this week.