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In response to calls for Occupy Galway to “be removed” from Eyre Square.

category national | anti-capitalism | news report author Monday January 09, 2012 09:33author by Gillen Hardesty Report this post to the editors

In response to calls for Occupy Galway to “be removed” from Eyre Square. I write this in response to Cllrs. Crowe and Conneelly who seem to be very upset by the new face of political dialogue that is taking place in Eyre Square and around the country.

In response to calls for Occupy Galway to “be removed” from Eyre Square. I write this in response to Cllrs. Crowe and Conneelly who seem to be very upset by the new face of political dialogue that is taking place in Eyre Square and around the country.

Cllr. Pairiag Conneelly came to the camp, complete with TV3 camera crew, but instead of engaging in intelligent debate, resorted to verbal abuse of the people there. This of course was not shown by TV3 news.

Micheal Crowe is probably our most vocal opponent, describing himself as” incensed” at our presence in the square. Micheal Crowe has no right to be incensed by members of the public using Eyre Square as a meeting place, as has been happening for hundreds of years. He has even less right to make slanderous accusations at law abiding citizens, by insisting that we are breaking the law. He has raised this issue several times and been told by the Gardai that we are not breaking the law. It’s time that he stopped his persecution of good people who are working (with limited resources) to improve the lot of those who have been failed by corrupt democracy in Ireland.(That’s about 99% of us by the way.)

We will not be shoo’d like insects or small children and we will not be bullied by threats of legal action to stop us from using a public space. We are neither children nor criminals, and we will not be intimidated by the very gombeens that have led the country to the ruin that we see in our communities today.

Far from being a hindrance, Occupy Galway has found its place in the community as a stopping point for people ranging from weary shoppers who want nothing more than a cup of tea and a chat, to people who are disillusioned or enraged by the impossible burdens that have been placed on them by government and society. We have developed a platform for community lectures in everything from philosophy to money management. We have helped to highlight issues like the proposed closure of St. Francis’ Nursing Home. We have highlighted the payment of every unsecured bond and will continue until the bond holder bailout is stopped. We have also raised money for charities such as St. Vincent de Paul and Cope.

Anecdotally, I have been told that the square is safer at night, as there are always a few people on safety duty to protect the campers from the drunken yobs who roam the square. (unchallenged by Mssrs. Crowe and Conneelly I might add.) Often, people will wait in the safety and relative comfort of the camp for friends or family to bring them home.

I have seen positive changes in Eyre Square in the 11 weeks since Occupy Galway started. The most gratifying of these is the increased sense of hope that people have and the affirmation that we can make a difference. Not in the camp, but among the thousands of Occupy supporters in the city and across the country. There is also a great sense of satisfaction in the knowledge that these community building efforts are echoed around the country in Occupy camps in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Letterkenny and other towns around the country.

I am proud to be a part of this process and look forward to a long and constructive continuance of Occupy Galway as it develops into whatever entity it is bound to become.

Gillen Hardesty,

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Tue Jan 10, 2012 15:41author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Letter in todays IT attacking Occupy in Dame St. I sent a letter in reply, but doubt it will be printed. Meantime, the more letters they receive(be sure there will be more anti)challenging the ignorance of the writer(a typical moral majority, i.e. vocal minority type)the better chance at least one wil be printed.

Mine dont tend to be diplomatic enough for other than occasional admission. One from the actual camp would have a better chance. It will be hard to be less polite; so sling away if ye get time.

author by grouch o'marx - the real imfpublication date Sun Jan 15, 2012 16:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

when i was a kid i always loved the square especially the padraic o connor statue. there was always people especially the yanks getting their photo taken with paraic, theres a fuckin bicycle rack now there where he used to be (thanks councillors crow and CONneely), says a lot of what the irish language means to the so called city of culture. i used to enjoy a cigarette sittin on the benches when i was waitin for the bus and just take in what was goin on in the square, now the seats face away from the square (genius). they made a shite of the square and it cost somethin like 12 million!!! u are the best thing that has happened to the square since its uglification and ur behaviour is to be commended. so thanks to all of u bravin the weather there. when our grandkids look back at this time in ireland there will be very little to inspire them, so thanks to you and the shell people and the few handfuls of people protestin against tyranny in this country who might show our grandkids that we werent all completely asleep in this mad time. God bless you all. ps the christmaas message from deek or whatever his name is has put me off this site a bit to be honest.

author by Irish Claudiuspublication date Thu Feb 16, 2012 16:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This is a recent file foud on youtube it features a great speech from one of the Occupy Dublin Team

Related Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMvtOqZuCus&list=UUh0Q7k4ff9VWFZou_2Rtpjg&index=3&feature=plcp
author by Shane Kennedy - (member of) Integrity Irelandpublication date Tue Feb 03, 2015 17:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Keep up the good work guys. You are far more representative of the people than that shower of self-serving plebs inside City Hall. They are the ones who need to be thrown out, and the gards need to be reminded of their oaths. To uphold the law, doesn't mean "obey orders" The law is there to serve the public interest, and to invoke it for other purposes is abuse and malfeasance. When they break the law, they shouldn't have the protection of it.
I wonder how many people look at their property deeds to see where their property boundary is. For many of us, it is the middle of the road, so I.W. may have no right to be on it.

 
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