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Photos from the anti-austerity march in Dublin

Saturday saw a major anti-austerity march through Dublin organised by Dublin Council of Trade Unions and the Campaign against the Household and Water Taxes.  The turnout was far larger than I expected, perhaps as many as 15,000 marched on a fairly miserable late Novemeber day.  I've a selection of some of the photos I took here, as usual there are much more in the WSM Facebook album for the event.

Using photography - pro choice support Marie Stopes photo call

 Medical abotion became legally available in Ireland for the first time with the opening of a new Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast.  As you might image the forced birther movement has gone into overdrive with pickets of the clinic being led by a fascist who has previouslu supported the killing of catholics by loyalists (just so long presumably as they had been born). The director of the clinic is former PUP leader Dawn Purvis, the Progressive Unionist Party was pretty unique in terms of electoralist parties north or south in adopting a pro-choice position.  The forced birthers are in a panic because they rightly see this as the beginning of the end of the long misery they have managed to impose on women north and south who found themselves pregnant when they had no wish to be.

Photos from the Dublin March for Choice (and video)

Saturday 29 September saw thousands march through Dublin as part of the March for Choice and as usual I was there with my camera. I'd been part of the organising group for the event but my task for the day itself was photography, just as well as it turned out.   The slideshow here is composed of some of my better pictures from the day, as usual you will find a very much larger collection in the WSM March for Choice Facebook Album.

Photos from the Dail anti Youth Defence rally

This is a collection of some of my better pictures from the pro-choice counter demonstration at the Dail against the Youth Defence billboards which were aimed at shaming women who had abortions.  This demonstration was organised through a facebook page 'Unlike Youth Defence, I trust women to decide their lives for themselves' and saw as many as 350 people turning out to protest at short notice.

Pride 2012 in Dublin - Image Gallery

Pictures I took at Pride in Dublin over the weekend of June 30th and which we used to create a photogalery on the WSM web site.


Dublin Mayday 2012 Photos & Video

 The Dublin Mayday march took place this year in appaling weather conditions which meant many of the 1000 or so who started out never made the final rally at Liberty Hall.  As you'll see from the pictures on the Quays machers were literally being wrapped up in their own banners by the wind and rain.  The WSM called an anti-authoritiarian bloc in which around 60 people took part and about 40 went to the social afterwards.

Photos & video from the April 2012 Reclaim the Streets in Dublin

 After a gap of some 6 years Reclaim the Streets returned to Dublin on April 28th with a few hundred people taking part.  Apart from Garda initally acting the bully boys with regards to people openly consuming alcohol there was no hassle and a good time was had by all. The organisers press release along with a slide show of the better photos I took on the day is below.

Photos from the massive Household tax protest at Fine Gael Ard Fheis

These images are from the 10,000 plus strong anti-household tax march on the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin.  Fine Gael are one of the two governement parties and they are now in real trouble as a mass community campaign has succeded in getting about 50% or 1 million households to refuse to register for this new tax.

Photos & some words from the Feb 25 Household tax protests in Dublin

The short article below was one I put together for the WSM site to report on the co-ordinated Household tax protests that took place across Dublin on Feb 25th.  The intention had been to have a report from each protest a WSM member was involved in but in the end only 1/3 of people did reports so the piece ended up being a lot shorter than imagined.  The campaign against the tax has everyone very stretched at the moment so its not that surprizing that time wasn't found to write up reports.  In the text below the intro and Dublin 7 reports are mine, the rest is written by others.  The photos are also mine, taken with a Canon S100.

Photos of Greek Solidarity & Single parent demonstrations

Saturday February 18th was a busy day which started with a solidarity with the Greek people demonstration of the Greek embassy in Dublin, was followed by a demonstration against cuts in Lone Parent benfits, followed in turn by the Dublin Anti-Authoritarian Assembly.  I might blog the last when I have a moment but for now here are slide shows from the Greek and Lone parent demonstrations.


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