Still a bit uptight about protesters filming Gardaí ‘ doing their duty’ ? Still think the word ‘scum’ is derogatory?

Which I’ve noticed some are a little delicate about it’s use but won’t call ‘our brave police force’ out on battering protesters and murdering young lads? Here’s a little extract of Charlie Flanagans fathers views. Charlie said his father had a big influence on his life and was a mentor.

‘How is it that we do not see any of these Acts directed against the Jews, who crucified Our Saviournineteen hundred years ago, and who are crucifying us every day in the week? How is it that we do not see them directed against the Masonic Order?

How is it that the I.R.A. is considered an illegal organisation while the Masonic Order is not considered an illegal organisation? […] There is one thing that Germany did, and that was to rout the Jews out of their country.

Until we rout the Jews out of this country it does not matter a hair’s breadth what orders you make. Where the bees are there is the honey, and where the Jews are there is the money.’

— Oliver Flanagan, Leinster House 9 July 1943.

With many thanks to: Gary O Brien for the original posting.


Charlie Flanagan would be in favour of legislation that would ensure the gardai can`t be photographed in the course of their duties.

Charlie and every other politician out there are making a story where one doesn`t exist.
The disgraceful comments directed at a Thug in a Balaclava, or the need to identify this thug wouldn`t have existed only for the Tyrant chose to act like a coward and cover himself up so he could intimidate and terrorise all who came upon him that day when he was allegedly carrying out his duties by baby sitting Housing Terrorists acting on behalf of the court service.

I am a water protester, i am a water meter protester. I was involved in the water proetests from the day it started. I was there on a daily basis fighting for my rights and the rights of every other citizen in this country.
Charlie Flanagan didn`t enact legislation to protect me when i and many others were labelled as the SINISTER FRINGE or members of ISIS.
No charlie and the scumbags in Leinster house found it amusing that we would be insulted at these slurs.
Charlie and co give out about the in your face video recording. Charlie seems to forget we live in a time where technology is advancing and the way protests happen has changed. If camera phones existed in 1916, we`d have the same outcomes.
The only difference the camera makes is it ensures the gardai who answer to no one answer to social media because when they step out of line there has to be a mechanism in place to deal with them. At this moment in time corrupt gardai are invincible and work with impunity and charlie wants to ensure that system of silence prevails because corrupt gardai protect corrupt politicians.

We as a society have a right to ask questions and expect answers, we have the right to question wrong doings by elected representatives and a police force who we expect to be impartial in the way they administer law enforcement.

It doesn`t work out just like that when these individuals are answerable to no one. We seen that with Maurice McCabe , who is a Guard and who recorded the Gardai in the course of his duty. Imagine a Guard felt the need to record the guards because even he didn`t think they were to be trusted ?
So if the gardai don`t trust the gardai , what hope is there that we will or should trust them ?
Charlie Flanagan would be best served trying to take the reputation of the gardai out of the gutter and ensuring they operate in a way where the citizens of Ireland can express satisfaction in the way they do their job and apply the laws that are supposed to govern us.

When i seen the images of Gardai wearing Balaclavas. I didn`t see Gardai there to protect and serve, i seen masked thugs waiting to impede the rights of citizens protesting against the state.
The same situations happened at the Shell to sea protests, the student protests on Kildare street, water meter protests and many more and we know this because of video evidence and even though we had the evidence the state cleared these pigs of wrong doing

Video 1 Gardai attacking Students because they valued their education

Video 2 Gardai attacking Activist during Reclaim the streets protest

Video 3 Gardai attacking Communities trying to protect their homes from Big corporations

Video 4 Gardai attacking communities trying to prevent water meter installation

Video 5 Gardai attacking Communities protesting against the Taoiseach

We have seen many instances where the gardai have over stepped the mark whilst carrying out their duties. If video evidence wasn`t available then they would once more be committing state violence with impunity.
When Maurice McCabe recorded Gardai it opened the doors to the level of criminality operating within the force, Drug dealing , Racketeering, murder and much more. It is more surveillance we need on our gardai and not less. Those trying to curb press freedom are as corrupt as the gardai they claim to represent.
Oh and if a Guard is worried about jibes made on social media , he is in the wrong job. i`m sure he has been called worse in the course of his duties.
He should have a thick skin because we all receive abuse online , only difference is we don`t all cry to the government.

Fuck the Irish Government and Fuck the police who protect them !

With many thanks to: Derek James Byrne for the original posting.

The new Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, issued a statement last week on the events involving his Public Order Unit – those are the lads with the big batons and masks.

Excellent piece by Gene Kerrigan …….

It was a transparently silly statement, but he had to say something in hurry.

.I imagine that sometime on Wednesday two things dawned on him.
One, that he and his force are being left to deal with some of the consequences of the 2008 crash.

.Two, he needs to sort out that comically named outfit, the ‘Public Order Unit’.
The ‘fighting Irish’ have been remarkably docile since the collective greed of the bankers and developers crashed the economy in 2008. And we remained docile through all the years of austerity that followed. I suspect a lot of people bought into the propaganda that claimed “we all partied”.

.And recently we’re being told that our submissiveness worked. The economy is allegedly flying. Last week the Central Bank said that Irish household wealth is today higher than it was during the Celtic Bubble.
Trouble is, they reach that conclusion by adding up our collective assets (including the notional price of our houses) and then subtracting our liabilities.

.Which means we’re “wealthy” on paper, because of the current inflated price of property.
Which is what happened in 2008.
While paper “wealth” is pointless for the individual homeowner, inflated property prices help speculators reap millions.

.Never in our history have we had less control over the direction of our lives. Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are providing political cover while another crowd of gamblers plays another version of the old game of greed.
With spectacularly damaging consequences.
.Barnardos has recently dealt with more children in crisis than it’s ever seen (who’d have guessed that perpetual economic adventurism, and a State policy of raising kids in emergency accommodation, would damage children?).
St Vincent de Paul and the Capuchins continue to be run off their feet as they try to keep people from going hungry.

.Official hospital waiting lists are at a conservative 718,000 and the Taoiseach – I kid you not – says the figures are “going in the right direction”.
Meanwhile, his ministers have come up with another cynical plan to pump countless millions into the private sector in the hope it’ll take the bare look off their housing policy.
The plan seems to be to release State land in the hope that speculators will build a notional amount of “affordable” homes, while the majority of their products will be officially “unaffordable” to most hardworking people.

.An unsustainable portion of our collective wealth is being siphoned off into the purses of the owners of property.
It’s a great time to be a predatory financial adventurer. We have a new generation of politicians who are fervent believers that the fundamental basis of society is not the republic but the market.
They’re children playing with matches.
They cannot house their people.
They cannot medically treat their people.
They cannot ensure their people have enough to eat.
But they sure know how to grovel to the aforesaid predatory financial adventurers.
It must be galling to Varadkar and his hapless ministers when a significant number of mostly young people engage in peaceful civil disobedience, questioning official policy.

.They’re refusing to accept the insane logic of making the few wealthy at the expense of the many, with a vague hope that the excess wealth of the few will somehow trickle down to the rest of us.
They occupied an empty building. A symbolic protest against the pro-property, anti-people policies of the governing cartel, which have wreaked havoc with our people.
When the law got involved, the protesters withdrew. And occupied another empty building.

.And the owners sent in paramilitary-style heavies to eject the protesters.
Wearing black outfits, with balaclavas, they stood at ease in front of the building, legs apart, arms clasped behind their backs. This is a military position – “parade rest”. The last time I saw that dress style combined with that stance, I was covering an IRA funeral.

.Are these masked people ex-soldiers? Which army? Are they ex-IRA? Ex-UDA? They are not hired for their sensitivity.

.And, to complete the picture, the ‘Public Order Unit’ accompanied them, with armoured vests and with batons drawn.
One visually echoing the other – it was difficult to see where the paramilitary-style lads ended and the State forces began.

.Drew Harris had to say something. Being the new boy, he had to back his staff. He said gardai were entitled to wear “fire retardant hoods”, but it was not correct to do so without helmets.
It was as though the police had committed a fashion faux pas.

.Off the record, gardai assured reporters their commissioner was talking nonsense – the POU wore the masks, they claimed, so they wouldn’t be abused on “social media”.
Ah dear, the poor snowflakes. This is a justification for every garda everywhere wearing a mask, on all occasions.

.Police wear masks when there’s a genuine belief they may be targeted by violent criminals. To wear them when policing dissent is a tactic designed to demonise that dissent.
Harris knows that serious police officers don’t greet dissent with batons. And he’ll know when paramilitary-style gentlemen confront dissenters the role of the police is to protect the dissenters, not to literally stand with the paramilitary-style heavies.
That’s if you believe in that stuff about democracy, and the consent of the governed.
Mr Harris may have been too busy to note the record of An Garda Siochana in dealing with dissent. It is not good.
The critical event, since the crash, was in November 2010, when thousands of students protested about college fees. A small number sat-in at a side-entrance lobby in the Department of Finance. Such sit-ins are not novel, they are a standard element in dissent. Usually, the police “monitor” them and they end when the point is made, no blood spilt.
The Garda has done this with farmers and taxi drivers, for instance.
On this occasion, gardai assaulted the students. The Irish Times put it delicately: “Some of the protesters exited with evidence of a beating on their faces.”
Students sat on the street, in protest. Gardai wore helmets, visors, armour, and they carried long batons – potentially lethal weapons – as the POU did last week. Some arrived on horseback. They lined the horses up in front of the department entrance, with a line of Robocops in front of them.
As students sat on the road, gardai leaned over and beat them about the head with batons and kicked them. Armoured police on horseback later mounted a cavalry charge, galloping along St Stephen’s Green.
This was accepted as normal behaviour. It was a statement of intent, by a State prepared to violently suppress dissent. It set the standard.
Assuming a position of comradeship with bulky men dressed in paramilitary-style uniforms, that’s new, though.
The law is made by the Dail, where a quarter of TDs are landlords. To peacefully challenge the law when it seriously damages our children is not a right, it’s a duty. The young dissenters are standing by the basic human right to shelter.
Last week, the Garda – literally – showed where it stands. With the paramilitary-style lads representing property speculation.

With many thanks to: Gene Kerriigan for the original story.

One is deemed a terrorist the other a “working man”..

The “working man” is evicting people forcibly from their homes along with people from empty building protesting against evictions and highlighting the homeless crisis..

The “Terrorist” is reading a speech paying homage to his falling comrades who was murdered on our island throughout an 800 year “war” on Irish people and if caught in his uniform and wearing a balaclava will be arrested by the very people protecting the “working man” who has a similar uniform and is putting women and children on the street to live. Did the Black & Tans ever really leave

This is Ireland 2018 now ask yourself this who is the real terrorist…

Double standards or what.



news 106-108fm

Commissioner admits Garda use of balaclavas at Dublin housing protest was ‘not correct’

It follows an eviction and protest on North Frederick Street earlier this week

The Garda Commissioner has admitted the use of balaclavas at a housing protest in Dublin was ‘not correct’.Masked gardaí from the Public Order Unit gathered in front of the property on North Frederick Street while an eviction was being carried out.

Activists had been occupying the property since last month.

Drew Harris is even bringing Garda onto the streets of Belfast dressed in RUC/PSNI uniforms. Belfast during the large Primary fire.

The eviction prompted a demonstration at the site, with five people arrested after a ‘small crowd failed to leave the area’.

The incident has prompted widespread concern and criticism, including protests in Dublin city centre yesterday evening.

Protestors have shut down O Connell st after masked thugs assaulted peaceful protesters last night on Fredrick street while the Garda watched on.

In a statement today, Commissioner Drew Harris said public order officers were deployed ‘as the event grew more tense’.

He explained: “The use of a fire retardant hood by public order officers is a matter for the operational commander on the ground and is designed to protect the safety of our members based on a risk assessment.

“However, the form of dress used at the event was not correct as it is policy that if it deemed necessary to use the hood then it should be used in tandem with a protective helmet. A directive has issued today from Deputy Commissioner, Policing & Security, to re-enforce this requirement to all personnel.”

He said he has ordered a report to find out ‘what lessons can be learnt’ from the incident.

In the statement, he also defended the behaviour of gardaí, saying: “Members of An Garda Síochána showed restraint in the face of physical and verbal abuse from a very small minority and I condemn the racist abuse suffered by an individual member of An Garda Síochána working at the event.”

Taoiseach’s response

Earlier, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he ‘didn’t like to see’ private security workers wearing balaclavas during the eviction on Tuesday evening.

He said: “I don’t think that’s the kind of image that anybody wants to see on their TV screens.”

However, he defended gardaí, arguing: “We’ve checked this – they’re wearing hoods, in some cases ski masks… they wear hoods in case there’s risk of fire or something being thrown at them, and they wear the ski masks in some cases to protect their identities.

“In all cases, they had their badges, and those badges were visible”.

With many thanks to: news 106-108fm for the original story.

This is what Ireland has come too – GREED – What died the son’s of Róisín?

Gardai and Bailiffs evicting tenants in Dublin this evening. The Free State is declaring war on its people on behalf of the landlord class. They must be stopped!

Eviction at North Frederick Street.

With many thanks to the: Irish Republican Socialist Party for the original posting.

Yesterday saw the appointment of Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner.

This appointment is a worrying development for Republicans across the country.

Harris has repeatedly blocked investigations into cases of collusion between loyalist death squads and the Crown Forces, in particular he was responsible for shutting down an independent probe which was investigating The Glenanne gang, which was responsible for scores of sectarian killings.His appointment is an insult to the victims of Loyalist violence. The Garda of course are well used to their own cover ups and corruption and so in this regard Harris will fit right in.

Harris was previously an RUC officer and later the deputy chief constable of the PSNI. He had overall responsibility for intelligence within the PSNI (Special Branch) and was its liaison officer with MI5, Britain’s domestic intelligence agency. That he is now responsible for the ‘security’ of the 26 county state is highly troubling. No other country would appoint somebody from the security service of another state, (particularly one with such a chequered past as Harris) to head their own security.

Harris will receive a salary of €250,000 and will have an armed Garda escort and travel in an armoured vehicle, all at the expense of the Irish taxpayer.

All Republicans should be prepared for this new regime in Harcourt Street as surveillance and harassment is bound to be stepped up.

With many thanks to: Anti Imperialist Action Ireland for the original story.

Check out this link to find out more:

My brothers name is John, John died while crying for his life on 16th of October 2008, while 5 Garda stood by.


36. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress of the statutory inquiries initiated after the internal review mechanism. [28882/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy’s question refers to five statutory inquiries which arose out of the recommendations of Counsel of the Independent Review Mechanism. These inquiries were established on 15 May 2017 under Section 42 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005.
A retired judge was appointed to conduct each of these inquiries and the Orders establishing the inquiries prescribe that on conclusion of each one, a report will be submitted to me.
I am pleased to advise the Deputy that since my response to Question 77 of 17 April 2018, two of these inquiries have concluded and reports have been furnished to me.
I can confirm that, following receipt of advice from the Attorney General, a copy of the report compiled by Judge Mary Collins into matters relating to the death of Mr. James Clancy has been provided to the Clancy family, and is expected to be published in the coming weeks.
A report compiled by Judge Daniel Herbert into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. James Kelly and the subsequent Garda investigation has also been received by me, and is currently being considered in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, with a view to making this available to the Kelly family shortly.
Work is continuing  in respect of each of the three remaining inquiries. I expect to receive the first of the these reports by the end of September, whilst the two remaining inquiries have been extended until the 31 December 2018.

John didn’t die on the 17th of October, 2008.

John certainly didn’t change his name to James, how could he, he’s DEAD.

If they can’t get the name and date of death of the person who lost their life, correct, what does that tell you?


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