The good people of Mayo will rally in Castlebar on June 17th to protest against migrant plantations

A public protest against the new migrant plantation at the Castlebar Retail Centre in Mayo will be held on Saturday June 17th, 2023, at 2pm on the Mall in Castlebar, Stephen Kerr of the Irish Inquiry has announced. Mr. Kerr attempted to view the facility recently and... [more]

Anti-immigrant camp in Dublin 'not about racism', residents say

With anti-immigrant protests in Ireland becoming increasingly violent, a group of residents from Coolock, north Dublin, have set up an anti-immigration camp of their own - one of several to have been set up over the past year. Read more here: ... [more]

Chaotic scenes at Newtownmountkennedy

Chaotic scenes at Newtownmountkennedy tonight as a local protest opposed to immigration centre clashed with gardaí who deploy riot shields and pepper spray ... [more]

Five charged as garda commissioner condemns 'unacceptable scenes' at Newtownmountkennedy

Five people have been charged and are due to appear before the courts after gardaí say they came under attack while attending the scene of a fire at a disused property in Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow. The site has been mooted as a possible accommodation sit... [more]

Protesters at O’Gorman’s home complied with Garda orders, Commissioner says

Protesters at the home of Equality Minister Roderic O’Gorman complied when asked to leave the area, the Garda Commissioner has said. Drew Harris said that this meant legislative powers on public order were not needed. The Garda boss told a meeting of ... [more]

Ireland at 'crossing point' with Newtownmountkennedy protest - McEntee

Ireland is at a 'crossing point' following protests at a site in Newtownmountkennedy yesterday, the Justice Minister has said. Gardaí came under attack at a house which has been earmarked for asylum seekers in Co Wicklow. Gardaí said t... [more]

Gardaí investigating fire at site earmarked for IPAs

Gardaí have said they are investigating suspected criminal damage by fire at Trudder House in Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow, a site which was earmarked to accommodate International Protection Applicants (IPA). The fire occurred in the early hours of yesterda... [more]

Ballina news update

A large crowd gathered at the Twin Trees Hotel in Ballina, Co Mayo this evening for a public assembly over the announcement that 120 International Protection Applicants are to be accommodated at the hotel. According to the Western People, the Department of Children, ... [more]

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