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Protesters picket Labour conference

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Hundreds of angry protesters have stormed Garda barricades at a Labour Party  conference.

Crowds of placard-waving campaigners broke through security lines to picket  the Bailey Allen building at NUI Galway, where the coalition party was holding  its annual party meeting.

The mob used a coffin draped in the Irish flag as a battering ram, chanting:  “They say cut back, we say fight back.”

There were reports of Gardai using pepper spray to hold the crowd back.

One 13-year-old protester from Ballymun said he was threatened with the  spray. “I’m here because I want to fight for my future,” said the young  protester. “I want to be able to go to college, but Eamon Gilmore won’t let that  happen.”

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/protesters-picket-labour-conference-16145013.html#ixzz1s2BoxJ20

then we get this news

MINISTER FOR the Environment Phil Hogan last night reiterated that the Government was determined to pursue all householders over payment of the €100 household charge and confirmed that local authorities would have a central role in pursuing those who had not paid to date for arrears and penalties.

Mr Hogan said more than 900,000 people had registered for the charge, and thanked those who had signed up to pay.

He added that, over the coming weeks, data protocols would be put in place to allow the Local Government Management Agency to draw up a comprehensive database.

Mr Hogan said the data protocols would allow the agency to contact State utility providers as well as the Land Registry and the Property Management Act to enable a thorough cross-checking to take place of those who had registered and paid to date and those who had failed to register.

The details will then be forwarded to the local authorities and notifications will be sent out to those who have yet to pay, reminding them of their obligation to pay in the same way as people are notified of their requirement to pay the charge for their TV licence, he said.

source: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0414/1224314730711.html

 

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I started this Blog to get out of my system the absolute rage that I have for the corrupt politicians and their Banker Buddies. I’m an ordinary guy, married with kids, and have firm opinions of what is right and what is wrong. I’m not afraid to say it even when it makes me unpopular. I reproduce news all manner of articles, but will always confirm the source of the articles; this is a compliment to the source of such news pieces. But if you do not agree with this and you are the original author, I will take down any article when requested to do so. I do not assume that the author of the news articles share with my views, I include news articles to give readers another slant to my views or to illustrate what the mainstream news media say on the relevant topic. The opinions expressed are my own but I do not accept liability for them, If I have offended you or made a factual error please put on record the truth by leaving a comment. In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time...I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today. For the record I am currently an Independent political activist and am not affiliated to any political party

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