Posts Tagged ‘Protests’

100,000 Protesters March
Against Water Charges

Up to 100,000 protesters opposed to the introduction of water charges brought Dublin to a standstill in December when they rallied outside the Irish parliament building. The December 10th protest was the largest yet in what has become an increasingly strife-filled argument between the Irish government and the taxpayers. The charges, which are mandated byRead more..

Five Jailed over Refinery Protest

Controversy continues to plague the multi-million-dollar gas refinery project in north County Mayo. Tension surrounding the project has heightened considerably since June when five local men — now known as the Rossport Five — were jailed in Cloverhill Prison for obstructing the project. The men have refused to withdraw their opposition to the proposed high-pressureRead more..

Ladies of Mercy

On July 18, 2001, Dorothy Marie and Gwen Hennessey of the Sisters of St. Francis of The Holy Family, left their fellow sisters and friends to report to Pekin Federal Correctional Institute in Illinois. They were sentenced to six months for a November 2000 protest at the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia.Read more..

News from Ireland: Loyalist Feud Erupts in N. Ireland

A feud between two Loyalist paramilitary groups has brought British troops back to the streets of Belfast. Fighting between the Ulster Defense Association (U.D.A.) and the Ulster Volunteer Force (U.V.F.) erupted in August after the U.D.A. organized a parade of uniformed and masked men carrying U.D.A. banners down the Shankill Road in military formation. ThisRead more..