D9: Galway East Fianna Fáil office attacked

Galway East Fianna Fáil TD Noel Treacy has condemned an attack on his constituency office last night that resulted in broken windows and a damaged door.

Gardaí are investigating the incident at Mr Treacy’s constituency office in Athenry, Co Galway.

The damage to double-glazed windows and the front door was discovered by two staff members shortly after 9am today. Mr Treacy said it appeared to be a “frenzied” attack, and he believed a heavy device must have been used to cause the damage.

The former junior minister for science and technology said that he would not be “intimidated” by such actions, which he believed to be politically motivated.

Irish Times

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D9: Dublin South Central FF office vandalised

Michael Mulcahy, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin South Central’s office vandalised.

(c) MartyMark

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Budget Day – All out!

3pm – Pots n Pans demo outside Dail

5:30pm – 1% network meeting at Wolfe Tone statue and marching to Dail

7pm – Right To Work (SWP) meeting at Garden of Remembrance and marching to Daul

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Fianna Fail office in Kildare daubed with graffiti

Aine Brad’s constituency office in Cellbridge sprayed with ‘FF SCUM’ on front window.

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N30: Student sit-in at QUB

Students have ended a sit-in outside the vice-chancellor’s office at Queen’s University in protest at proposals to increase tuition fees. About 50 protesters said they were seeking a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Peter Gregson.

One of those taking part, Gerry Carrol, said they wanted the vice-chancellor to “explain why he thinks students should have to pay £9,000 in fees”.

QUB Students’ Union said the protest was independent of any action by them.

Union president Gareth McGreevy said: “Queen’s Students’ Union acknowledges the right for peaceful protests and the choice to do so. “This protest was independent of any action currently ongoing by Queen’s Students’ Union. “Queen’s Students’ Union will continue their campaign as well as negotiating with politicians, the university, students and all stakeholders in relation to the current Higher Education funding debate.”

The campaign group FEE (Free Education for Everyone) said it had organised the protest which lasted about three hours.

BBC News

Students have occupied the main building at Queen’s University as part of a protest against tuition fees. The group, led by Free Education for Everyone (FEE), filled the Belfast university’s Lanyon Building on Tuesday afternoon.

Organisers say they want to align themselves with similar demonstrations which are being staged across the UK and in the Republic of Ireland.

Chris Loughlin, one of the students taking part in the rally, says university fees are already too high.

“I’m already paying £3,000 in tuition fees studying at Queen’s at the moment, so I think fees of £9,000 would be an absolute disgrace,” he told UTV. “Like people in the south who occupied university buildings down there, we’re protesting and standing in solidarity with them, and with students in England, Scotland and Wales.”

UTV News

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N30: IADT FEE to march on Fianna Fail offices on D6

No to fees! No to education cuts! No cut to the grant!
Keep the pressure up. March on Fianna Fail.

Monday, December 6.
Meet at 10am at llege gates closest to Baker’s.

Organised by FEE IADT. Facebook event here.

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N30: Occupation of Anglo-Irish in Cork City by unemployed

A campaign against social welfare cuts and the attack on the unemployed by the Government got underway in Cork earlier today with an occupation by 100 people of Anglo-Irish Bank. Arising from a march opposing the looming cuts, the Social Welfare Defence Campaign arrived at Anglo-Irish and proceeded to occupy the front reception of the Bank.

The new campaign, Cork Social Welfare Defenders, assembled at the dole office in Cork and then marched down Patrick Street, Patrick’s Quay and onto the City Hall.

WSM

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