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# Protest

# France
French strikes hit trains and schools as a million protesters push back on pension age increase
An unpopular pension reform would increase the retirement age.
Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Ashtown
'Only a matter of time before someone is killed': Hundreds attend anti-racism event in Ashtown
Ruth Coppinger helped organise an anti-racist demonstration in Ashtown in Dublin yesterday evening.
# Asylum Seekers
Residents in Lismore protest against use of town's refurbished hotel for direct provision
Over 200 people reportedly gathered yesterday for a demonstration in the west Waterford town, arguing that the building had been earmarked for tourism.
Last month
January 2023
# vincent jackson
Refugee accommodation protestors 'roar obscenities' outside house of Ballyfermot councillor
Independent councillor Vincent Jackson said he returned to his home yesterday evening to find his ‘daughter roaring and crying’.
# Protest
Department of Equality 'deplores' protests against refugee accommodation in Dublin and Fermoy
Protests took place in multiple spots across Dublin.
# Refugees
Gathering at Ballymun migrant shelter ‘was intimidation, not a protest’, Harris says
Videos emerged over the weekend of a crowd of people outside a building where families were living.
Last year
2022
# British Royal family
Man arrested after egg ‘thrown in direction' of King Charles
Charles was temporarily steered away from crowds following the incident.
# tathony house
Renters protest outside Dublin’s City Hall over June eviction
A small group of protesters chanted ‘Dublin city council, stop mass evictions’ as councillors met.
# Climate Change
Student climate strikers mark four years of weekly protests outside Dáil
Climate Minister Eamon Ryan described the weekly protests as “inspirational”.
World Cup pitch invader with rainbow flag released and banned from future matches
Protester was on the field for about 30 seconds during the game between Portugal and Uruguay.
# Qatar 2022 News
Man with rainbow flag invades pitch during World Cup game
The man was on the field for about 30 seconds during the second half.
# defective blocks
Donegal County Council meeting adjourned to address Mica redress protest outside
Senior members of the council went to hear the concerns and frustration of the crowd.
# Protest
East Wall residents' group block Dublin's Port Tunnel over asylum seeker accommodation
It comes after Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman said the old ESB building in East Wall will not be closed as emergency accommodation for refugees.
# Raise The Roof
Protest and concert calling for action on housing crisis takes place in Dublin
The rally started at Parnell Square and made its way to Government Buildings where a number of speeches were made.
# Protest
Iranian players sing national anthem ahead of Wales clash
Mehdi Taremi denied this week that he and his team-mates were coming under pressure from the Iranian government.
# Housing
Residents of Dublin's Tathony House hold Dáil protest over potential mass eviction
The Taoiseach was criticised for saying there was a need to find a balance in the Tathony House situation
# Protest
'Human rights are non-negotiable' - Germany players cover mouths for World Cup team photo
Germany’s players used the team photo before their game against Japan to protest Fifa’s refusal to allow rainbow-themed armbands.
# East Wall
Further protests in Dublin's East Wall over asylum seeker accommodation
Hundreds of people gathered to protest at the housing of refugees at the old ESB building this evening.
# Protest
Iran team do not sing national anthem before first World Cup game
Iranian players did not sing the anthem in support of anti-government protesters in their country.
# Protest
Southgate says England players will take knee at World Cup
The build-up to the tournament has been dominated by concerns over the Gulf state’s treatment of migrant workers, women and the LGBTQ community.
# Raise The Roof
Irish musicians to join Dublin housing rally against ‘cruel’ government policy
Raise the Roof coordinator Macdara Doyle said one family in Dublin had been forced to live in a disused animal shelter.
# urgency
Climate activists stage sit-down protest on Grafton Street en route to demand Dáil action
Campaigners are marching through Dublin to call for specific actions to thwart climate change and protect the people most impacted.
# Protest
Childcare providers to strike over 'inadequately addressed' funding issues
The Federation of Early Childhood Providers informed thousands of parents of the closure
# Pakistan
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan says march to capital will continue after he was shot in the leg
Khan’s march on the capital was suspended after a gunman opened fire.
# Templemore
Templemore locals protest outside Garda college calling for access to swimming pool
Locals have said they have been able to use the pool for decades.
# Protest
Ukraine calls for Iran to be banned from World Cup
Anti-government protests have engulfed the Middle East country since the death in custody of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini.
# masha amini
Shopkeepers and factory workers go on strike as protests in Iran enter sixth week
Activists issued a call for fresh demonstrations as the Iranian working week got underway today.
Voices
John Gibbons: If you're offended by soup thrown on a painting then you're missing the point
The environmental campaigner says scientists have been warning us about climate change for decades, but no one has listened.
# unrest
Iran tells Europe to take a 'realistic approach' to Mahsa Amini protests
Iran is preparing for another day of unrest today, as demonstrators are expected to take to the streets in large numbers.
# out the gap
Thousands of students stage walk-out from lectures in cost of living protest
The protest aims “to remind college authorities and politicians that students aren’t an endless money pit”.
Voices
Opinion: Care and community workers fill the gaps left by the State - they need a pay rise
We need to improve working conditions and pay for carers and community workers, writes Labour’s Duncan Smith.
# Protest
US coach praises players for stand against sexual abuse
Vlatko Andonovski backed his team’s actions.
# Your Say
Poll: When did you last attend a protest march?
Thousands of people attended a cost-of-living march in Dublin on Saturday,
# Cost of Living
‘How dare you not protect our future': Cost of living becomes a fresh rallying point in a new era of protest
Saturday’s cost of living protest provides a platform for a new era of protest.
# pre budget protest
Thousands march across Dublin in cost of living protest
The demonstration aims to heap pressure on the government ahead of the Budget on Tuesday.
# Tennis
Players stunned as protester sets arm on fire in dramatic incident at Laver Cup
Team Europe moved 2-0 up at the end of the afternoon session but only after a protester had disrupted day one.
# factcheck
Debunked: Protesters outside Russian embassy in Dublin were not chanting Nazi slogans
Putin claimed his invasion was to ‘de-nazify’ Ukraine
# Cost of living coalition
Organisers expect ‘very many thousands’ at cost of living protest in Dublin on Saturday
The organisers hope the demonstration will pile pressure on the government ahead of the budget.
# Far-right
Serbian police clash with protesters attacking Pride march
Protesters hurled stun grenades, stones and flares at a police cordon.
# Protest
Hundreds attend cost-of-living protest in Cork city
A large crowd gathered outside Cork City Council’s offices to hear activists speak about the need for more support amid rising inflation.