'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protests
'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protestsThe climate activists have set up camp on Dublin's Merrion Square and have caused some traffic disruption in the city.
Climate protesters who shut down parts of Dublin city say their actions are a last resort.
Hundreds of environmental activists took part in protests through Dublin city on Monday as part of the wider Extinction Rebellion group’s week of action to highlight the climate emergency, which will see similar events take place in major cities across the world.
The day began at Heuston Station, where a mock funeral, complete with chief mourners and pall bearers, carried a black coffin adorned with a globe though the inner city, followed by hundreds of “mourners”, as traffic built up and beeped along Ormond Quay behind them.
A climate action march set to take place in Dublin as Extinction Rebellion Ireland launches Rebellion Week
A climate action march set to take place in Dublin as Extinction Rebellion Ireland launches Rebellion WeekExtinction Rebellion activists will set off on a “Climate March” at 1pm from the gates of Dail Eireann to kick off their "Rebellion Week" as part of a global wave of climate change protests.
The Global Climate Strike, led by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, was held on Sept. 20 and 27, 2019, with millions of people from across the world participating in marches and events to raise awareness about climate change. Here are some pictures from the international event.
Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown Thomas
Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown ThomasEXTINCTION REBELLION ACTIVISTS brought the protest to Penneys and Brown Thomas stores in Dublin, staging their own fashion show on O’Connell Street this afternoon.
(Pictured) Thunberg speaks to the crowd of protesters in Montreal, Canada, on Sept. 27. She called on world leaders to do more for the environment, as she led the march.
A policeman faces Extinction Rebellion activists on Sept. 27.
'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin
'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of DublinMembers of the Extinction Rebellion group will set up roadblocks and a campsite from midday next Monday for what is being described as a week-long “festival of civil disobedience”.
Activists take part in a Global Climate Strike rally on Sept. 27.
Man (40s) in critical condition after assault in Phibsborough
The man received serious head injuries during the assault that occurred shortly after 7pm on Monday.A man (40s) received serious head injuries during the assault shortly after 7pm on the Phibsborough Road.
A member of an indigenous movement takes part in "Sin Agua No Hay Futuro" (No Future Without Water), a demonstration against privatization of water service, as part of global protests against climate change, on Sept. 26.
In this picture taken on Sept. 19, employees arrange products behind a sign warning customers of a "climate strike" closure of a skin care shop on Sept. 20, as part of a global climate change campaign.
A giant "carbon clock," installed by young activists from the "Fridays for Future" campaign, displays how much carbon dioxide can be released into the atmosphere to limit global warming to a maximum of 34.7 degrees Fahrenheit and 36 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 and 2 degree Celsius), ahead a worldwide climate strike, on Sept. 18.
“We’ll be doing a lot of public outreach, letting people know how bad the situation is, a lot of people haven’t stood toe to toe to how immediately it’s going to affect them.”
Arriving at the heart of the Irish parliament in Leinster House, a marching band serenaded the faux funeral as they met with hundreds of fellow protesters at the gates, laid down the coffin and erected a large skeleton puppet, which was carried through Kildare Street.
The environmental protesters visited every Irish government department building on the locked-down thoroughfare to hand in a letter, signed by over 200 academics in support of Extinction Rebellion’s actions.
“The Irish government is complicit in ignoring the precautionary principle, and in failing to acknowledge that infinite economic growth on a planet with finite resources is not possible,” the letter read.
“Instead, the Government willingly has implemented policies that allow greenhouse gas emissions to rise and biodiversity to collapse.”
Before leaving Leinster House, the group unveiled a large pink boat, which was pulled by ropes through the city, before ending at Merrion Square Park, opposite the Taoiseach’s office.
Barack Obama (44th president of the United States)
“Some day our children and our children's children will look us in eye and they will ask us, did we do all that we could when we had the chance to deal with this problem and leave them a cleaner, safer and more stable world? I want to be able to say, yes we did...”
“The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution.”
“When resources are degraded, we start competing for them, whether it is at the local level in Kenya, where we had tribal clashes over land and water, or at the global level, where we are fighting over water, oil, and minerals. So, one way to promote peace is to promote sustainable management and equitable distribution of resources.”
“I know the impact that carbon pollution is having in our oceans with acidification and coral bleaching. If we stay on the course that we are on, or only mildly modify it, we are going to lose all of our coral, probably by the middle of the century and certainly by the end of the century.”
“If you have to breath polluted air, you’re sick... If you have to drink polluted water, you’re sick… So clean air and clean water should be the highest need of every human being and we should protect them above everything else.”
David Attenborough (broadcaster and natural historian)
“It may sound frightening, but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade, we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies.”
Al Gore (45th Vice-President of United States and climate change activist)
“…the overwhelming majority of the public understands very well that climate change is an extremely important challenge, that human beings are responsible for it, and that we need to act quickly and decisively to solve it. The most persuasive arguments have come from Mother Nature.”
“I think one of the main hopes is the fact that people have woken up: people who were apathetic before or didn’t seem to care. Now suddenly it’s like they’ve heard a trumpet call: ‘What can we do? We have to do something.’ These are people thinking about future generations, not just themselves.”
“Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse. No more can it be dismissed as science fiction; we are already feeling the effects.”
Kofi Annan (1938-2018; former UN secretary-general)
“The natural environment performs for us, free of charge, basic services without which our species could not survive… but we are degrading, and in some cases destroying, the ability of the environment to continue providing these life-sustaining services for us.”
“It’s easy to be overwhelmed by climate change and what to do about it. Global greenhouse gas emissions, for example, went up again last year… Still, as I learn about all the new ideas to address this challenge, I am optimistic that with the right mix of solutions we can deploy right now and new innovations we can build a path to a carbon-free future.”
“I think I got more involved because there are more public events being organised and it’s become so accessible, which is what you aim for when you’re trying to get critical mass for a support for a movement like this.
“All of the complaints being made about disruption and traffic are going to pale in comparison to the type of suffering that’s going to happen if we don’t take action.”
The group’s “Rebel Camp” will be set up in Merrion Square Park, where some of the members plan to camp for the week.
The week of planned action will involve major traffic disruption and yet unannounced arrestable conduct, members have undertaken peaceful occupation training in previous weeks and have a number of volunteers who are prepared to be arrested during the events.
“We are taking and holding parts of the city,” the group states.
"Yes, this means disruption of traffic. We don’t do this lightly. We do this after years of scientist’s warnings falling on deaf politicians’ ears.
“This is six days only, and we do it for life and for love. For six days, we are filling these spaces with hope.”
Gay Byrne's wife says she can't see him making TV return (Dublin Live)
Extinction Rebellion begins week of action with march through Dublin (Independent.ie)
Claims garda 'dropped charges' against Limerick GAA players (The Journal)
Young woman brutally assaulted in Cork city centre (Irish Mirror)
Whale spotted in River Liffey found dead near Dublin Port .
A whale that had been spotted swimming in Dublin Bay this week has died.
— Share news in the SOC. Networks
Winnemem Resistance - Standing on Sacred Ground
Through scenes of traditional Winnemem Wintu ceremonies and steadfast statements of resistance, learn about the clear conflict between the Winnemem and ...
Climate Change Leadership.
The Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland (EPA), as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action, hosted a public lecture exploring climate leadership ...
Dad tragically killed in stabbing in Loughlinstown, Co Dublin named as Derek ReddinThe 31-year-old was pronounced dead following an alleged altercation on Loughlinstown Drive at around 12.30am on Tuesday […]
The first of the trams, which will increase passenger capacity from 319 to 408, was officially unveiled today. Each of the 26 trams are being extended by 11.1m through the addition of two new modules per tram. This will convert the Luas Citadis 402-type trams (43.6m) into longer Luas […]
Boy (14) awarded €18k after saw fell on his foot during woodwork class at schoolJudge John O’ Connor heard that Blake Egan of Avondale House, North Cumberland Street, Dublin 1 had been taking part in a woodwork lesson at Larkin Community College on Champions Avenue, Cathal Brugha Street […]
Five arrested following investigation into suspected bogus 'slips and falls' insurance claimsThree men aged in their 40s, 20s and teens, and two females, aged in their 40s and 60s, were arrested today following searches carried out at a number of premises back in […]
Cash stolen from Limerick off-licence after man entered armed with a knife and left on bicycleA man, aged in his 30s, was arrested this morning in connection with the armed robbery in Limerick yesterday […]
Law Society claims 'tits and filth' WhatsApp group contained no reference to female studentsA number of messaging services were blocked from the wifi network at the Law Society after inappropriate content was reported to have been circulated among male students, including in a […]