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Ireland Bingo buses set to cause traffic chaos in Dublin as protesters descend on the Dail

14:00  03 december  2019
14:00  03 december  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

Dramatic picture shows car ablaze amid traffic chaos in Co Cork

  Dramatic picture shows car ablaze amid traffic chaos in Co Cork Dramatic picture shows car ablaze amid traffic chaos in Co Cork .The incident happened this morning on the N40 road near the exit for the suburb of Togher.Former Lord Mayor of Cork Des Cahill shared the scary snap on Twitter.He wrote: "Car ablaze on South Link Road Cork in the eastbound lane at Togher exit. Emergency services at scene."And the incident has caused significant traffic delays as fire crews work to tackle the blaze.Car ablaze on South Link Road #Cork in the eastbound lane at Togher exit Emergency services at scene @aaroadwatch pic.twitter.

THERE IS chaos for commuters in Dublin today as the farmers' protest enters its second Farmers from across the country descended on the capital in tractors yesterday, some having made the Hundreds more protesters took to the streets with placards, with the protests continuing overnight.

Flooding caused chaos around Dublin Credit: Richard Chambers. On the Dublin Bus app where Real Time information is displayed a message reads: "Expect delays The AA Roadwatch has signalled that while traffic has eased since the rush hour, there is still some congestion in areas around Dublin .

a group of people in front of a building: Leinster House © Collins Leinster House

Bingo buses are set to converge on the capital this morning as part of a protest against new gaming laws.

A group has are brought its opposition to the new Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019 to the gates of Leinster House.

The Bingo Players’ Association believes strict new rules if the law passes could see every games hall in Ireland shut down overnight.

It also wants to emphasise its important social value, which they say also plays an important role in promoting positive mental health.

Last week, there was traffic chaos when farmers brought a couple of hundred tractors to the Dail and parked around St Stephen’s Green.

Tractor protest to hit Dublin streets today

  Tractor protest to hit Dublin streets today Tractor protest to hit Dublin streets todayThe protest, which is being organised by a group of independent farmers, will see farmers drive their tractors into Dublin centre. The march and tractorcade will travel along a designated route planned in conjunction with Dublin Garda and traffic management.

The ever-so-predictable traffic chaos that hit Dublin city on Monday morning, the first working day since Reports from the early hours were of delays to buses and the new trams, let alone private cars, but by On Monday morning, at least, relying on the good behaviour of the Dublin motorist, and the

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Today, there could be similar gridlock if the bingo players turn out in force with their buses.

The Bill is set prohibit any games where more than 50% of the stakes are handed back out in prizes.

Most bingo sessions return around three-quarters of the pot, or have rollover jackpots.

Spokesperson for the Save Our Bingo campaign Alice Smith said yesterday: “We need everyone who loves bingo to get behind our campaign and join our protest outside the Dail at 10.30am tomorrow.

“We only have 48 hours before Leo Varadkar and his out-of-touch Government introduce this legislation and shut down every bingo hall in Ireland.”

She told how news of the campaign had spread across social media leaving people “furious”.

Ms Smith added: “There are hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland who play bingo each week and we don’t understand how Leo can just take it away from them.

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PROTESTERS regrouped this morning at an East West Link test drilling site in Fitzroy following a heated confrontation with police yesterday afternoon. More than 20 activists formed a human chain across Alexandra Parade in Collingwood causing chaos as officers struggled to control the mob.

“For a lot of people who play, it’s their only social outlet. Without it, they’d just be sitting in the house on their own.

“This will have a major impact on people’s mental health.

“We need everybody to contact their TDs and get to our protest to stop this happening and save the game of bingo.’’

The legislation is due to be discussed in the Dail tomorrow.

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'No threat to bingo halls or bingo nights' under new law, says Taoiseach .
'No threat to bingo halls or bingo nights' under new law, says TaoiseachYesterday, about 50 bingo players were bussed to the Dáil to protest a bill that they say could see their winnings cut in half.

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