16 November 2012
Clashes at Palestine demo outside Israeli embassy in Dublin
Gardaí attacked peaceful demonstrators with batons outside the Israeli Embassy in Dublin on Thursday night during a protest against the ongoing Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza.
At least 19 people have been killed and up to two hundred wounded in the ongoing Israeli offensive against the besieged coastal territory which has seen Israeli forces fire rockets, missiles and heavy artillery into densely populated areas. In response Gaza militant groups have fired more than 400 rockets and missiles towards Israel, killing three people. There are reports that Israel is stepping up preparations for a full-scale ground invasion.
Around 100 people gathered outside the Israeli embassy on Pembroke Road on Thursday night to show their opposition to the slaughter. The embassy was enveloped in a massive Palestinian flag by members of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) while the crowd, including a number of Palestinian residents of Dublin, chanted pro-Palestinian slogans. During the protest a group of activists carrying a banner reading “Stop the Slaughter, End the Siege” began a sit-down protest on the road outside the building.
A short time later, as protesters were standing up to leave the road, gardaí moved in and attempted to make a number of arrests, detaining two protesters. The arrests further inflamed tensions and there were scuffles between protesters and gardaí with some members of the gardaí using batons against the crowd. Both protesters, who are members of Sinn Féin Republican Youth were released without charge a short time later.
Another protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people will take place at 2pm on Saturday, 17 November, at the Spire on O'Connell Street, Dublin. Further protests are also planned for Belfast, Cork and Limerick and activists are encouraged to check the IPSC website (www.ipsc.ie) for details.
2014 – A YEAR OF CHANGE
Sinn Féin is in government in the North and is a major political party in the Dáil and in local government across this island.
We are the only all-Ireland political party and with each passing day our membership is increasing, our organisational capacity is improving, and we are presenting realistic alternative policies to meet the needs of 21st century Ireland.
On May 22nd and May 23rd, more than 350 men and women will be standing for Sinn Féin in the European and local government elections, north and south.
For those who reject austerity and want a different future, a better future; who want hope for themselves and for their families; who want jobs and prosperity; and who want a real republic on this island – Sinn Féin is that future.
Make 2014 a year of change.
If you want a new future – a New Republic – help Sinn Féin in our fundraising efforts by contributing to our election campaign.
Thank you for whatever you can afford.
Lánaigí libh agus beirigí bua!
Gerry Adams TD
Fascinating insights into
Irish revolutionary history
for you to read online
Every week over the next two years, An Phoblacht is making all the editions of The Irish Volunteer – the newspaper of the Irish Volunteer movement – available online exactly 100 years after they were first published
The Irish Volunteer — tOglác na hÉireann was first published on 7 February 1914 and every week until 22 April 1916, just days before the Easter Rising.
Acting as the official newspaper of the Irish Volunteers it outlined the political views of the leadership and reported on the and important events, such as the Howth Gun Running of 1914.
Included in its pages alongside political opinions and news reports are various advertisements for such items as revolvers, bandoliers and military uniforms from stockists across Ireland.
You can now read these fascinating insights into Irish revolutionary history with an online subscription to An Phoblacht for just €10 per year. This includes a digital copy of each new edition of the paper and Iris magazine, access to our digitised historic archives as well as copies of The Irish Volunteer.
Premium Online Service For Only €10 Per Year
For less than €1 a month, you get An Phoblacht’s Premium Online Service. Sign up today!
- Full access to all An Phoblacht articles
- Interactive online PDF Booklet of each edition
- Access to our historic Archives
- Discounts for the Online Sinn Féin Shop