Upcoming Events

Dublin | Anti-Capitalism

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Public Services Card: Some still forced to comply

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

offsite link Presumption of innocence does not universally apply in Ireland Anthony

offsite link The poor standard of Irish political journalism Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link The new Russian government: a much needed evolution but not a revolution Wed Jan 22, 2020 20:22 | The Saker
[this column was written for the Unz Review] The suspense is over and we now know the names of all the members of the new Russian government.  You can, for

offsite link Western media focus on a ?clown?, but US murders still the real story in Iran Tue Jan 21, 2020 17:30 | amarynth
By Ramin Mazaheri and crossposted with PressTV (Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper

offsite link Thousands Turkish Proxy Fighters Flood Into Libya Amid Berlin Peace Talks Mon Jan 20, 2020 20:29 | Scott
https://southfront.org/thou... Turkey is increasing its military involvement in the Libyan conflict. After officially sending its military advisers and officers to support the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Turkey set

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2020/01/20 ? Open Thread Mon Jan 20, 2020 14:00 | Herb Swanson
2020/01/20 14:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link The Roots of American Demonization of Shi?a Islam Sun Jan 19, 2020 23:01 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar with permission and crossposted with The Unz Review   The US targeted assassination, via drone strike, of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, apart from a torrent of crucial

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Latest Updates Thu Nov 21, 2019 20:32 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

offsite link Saudi Human Rights Violation Fri Aug 09, 2019 20:41 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

offsite link Tommy Broughan not running again 14:19 Wed Jan 22, 2020 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link That new poll 11:50 Wed Jan 22, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Pensions, pensions 10:47 Wed Jan 22, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Change election 08:40 Wed Jan 22, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link What you want to say ? 22 January 2020 06:33 Wed Jan 22, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Anglo Irish Bank Protesters to Plead Not Guilty

category dublin | anti-capitalism | press release author Monday January 17, 2011 15:55author by éirígí PRO - éirígí Report this post to the editors

Seven éirígí activists to stand trial for Anglo Irish Bank protest

Anglo Irish Bank Protesters to Contest all Charges as Trial Commences
As the trial of seven éirígí activists charged with a variety of offences
arising from a peaceful protest at Anglo Irish Bank Headquarters in Dublin on
May 15 last year is set to commence tomorrow [Tuesday], all seven are to plead
not guilty and vigorously contest all the charges laid against them.

The seven accused – Ursula Ní Shionnain, Daithi Ó Riain, Robbie Fox, Eoin Ó Se, John
McCusker, Pádraig Ó Meiscill and Daithí Mac An Mháistír – are scheduled to
appear in the Criminal Courts of Justice in Parkgate Street tomorrow morning at
10.30am to face charges of trespass and a variety of public order offences.
Speaking in advance of the trial, cathaoirleach [chairperson] éirígí Brian
Leeson said the trial was an attempt to intimidate and criminalise those
engaged in peaceful protest.

Leeson said: “The fact that the only people to face trial in relation to the
collapse of Anglo Irish Bank are these seven activists is a damning indictment
of what passes for justice in the Twenty-Six County state. It is further
proof, if any was needed, that the institutions of this state act only in the
interest of the business and political class.

“The only thing these activists are guilty of was to protest against the greed
and corruption of the establishment, the pumping by the state of tens of
billions of euros into bailing out the banks and the savage cutbacks being
imposed on essential frontline services and working class families throughout
the country.”

Leeson added: “Despite the dignified and entirely peaceful nature of the protest
in which four of the activists unfurled a banner from the roof of the foyer of
Anglo Irish Bank headquarters in Stephens Green, the Gardaí forcibly removed,
arrested and assaulted them. The other three activists were subsequently
arrested for trying to assist their colleagues who were being assaulted by
Gardaí.

“The violent actions of the Gardaí on the day and the laying of these spurious
charges against these activists is just another attempt by the state to
intimidate and criminalise those engaged in peaceful protest while the bankers
and politicians walk away scot free, as do the Gardaí who assaulted these
activists.”

Leeson concluded: “All seven will be pleading not guilty and will be vigorously
contesting all charges. éirígí is urging people to come along to the Criminal
Courts of Justice tomorrow morning to show their support for the activists
involved and to defend the right to engage in peaceful protest free from the
bully boy tactics and thuggish behaviour of the Gardaí and the Twenty-Six
County state in general.” ENDS

Related Link: http://www.eirigi.org
author by newsmedia - newsmedianews.compublication date Mon Jan 17, 2011 18:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

“The fact that the only people to face trial in relation to the
collapse of Anglo Irish Bank are these seven activists is a damning indictment
of what passes for justice in the Twenty-Six County state. It is further
proof, if any was needed, that the institutions of this state act only in the
interest of the business and political class....."

Yes, indeed. Thank you for precisely documenting this.
These 'charges' and the 'trial' which is now going to cost the taxpayer a further €? can only be referred to as an utmost disgrace on the greedy scum who have declared war on their brothers and sisters in order to pacify their despicable greed.

author by Republicanpublication date Mon Jan 17, 2011 23:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Best of luck to these 7 people tomorrow.

 
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy