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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Boycott

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Debate Room: Should there be a boycott of Israeli academic institutions?
Two commentators tackle the issue…
# Protest
One of these Sinn Féin TDs is thinking about not paying their water charges
The party opposes water charges but is not actively encouraging householders to boycott their bills.
Opinion: To boycott or not to boycott?
Acting ethically isn’t a straightforward process but one thing is certain – we have a duty to think very carefully about our choices.
# Gaza
Over 170 Irish academics sign petition for academic boycott of Israel
Academics for Palestine set up the petition earlier this year.
# People Power
Up to 7,000 march as Dublin comes out in force to support Gaza
About 20,000 people also marched in London today.
# Kinvara
Galway town leads the way on Israeli boycott
The action by Kinvara follows calls by Trócaire for a ban on goods from settlements in the West Bank.
# Protest
Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership
The Sultan of Brunei introduced sharia laws that mean stoning for people found guilty of adultery and homosexuality.
# inclusion
Burton will decline invite to New York parade over LGBT ban
LGBT groups have called on Irish officials and An Garda Síochána to follow the New York mayor’s lead and boycott the parade.
# by george
Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship
The George will stop selling the soft drink for the duration of the Games.
# Gay Rights
Kenny plans to participate in St Patrick's Day parade that NY mayor will boycott
Enda Kenny will not be following Bill de Blasio in boycotting the event over its ban on pro-gay rights expressions, but the Tánaiste insisted the LGBT community has encouraged Irish government participation.
# dontreadthedailymail
Why are people refusing to read the Daily Mail today?
#dontreadthedailymail has been trending on Twitter.
# Abortion
Boston cardinal says he will boycott event because Enda Kenny is going
Cardinal Sean O’Malley said Enda Kenny is “aggressively promoting abortion legislation”.
# Retro Gold
Los Angeles want 1980s revival as they plan future Olympic bid
When L.A last hosted the Games, Ronald Reagan was US President, Russians boycotted and Like A Virgin topped the charts.
# Nurses
Just 84 applications for graduate nursing scheme processed
The INMO said the low numbers were a testament to the effectiveness of its boycott of the scheme.
# Nurses
INMO: Minimal applications means boycott on nurse graduate scheme working
The HSE has said that the numbers applying for the scheme have been small, leading to a review taking place.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the water charge will be largely boycotted?
Government is concerned that people won’t pay. Are they right to be worried?
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added signs your childhood is over (sorry)
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Michaela
Not guilty: Ireland reacts to Michaela McAreavey trial verdict
A ‘boycott Mauritius’ campaign was spontaneously started on Twitter last night.
# Expenses
Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses
Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that he did not use expenses to travel around the country to urge people to boycott the household charge as other independent deputies have done.
# Household charge
'Absolutely justifiable' to use allowances for boycott campaign - Higgins
The Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins has said it is okay that deputies use their travel allowances for the purposes of travelling the country urging people to boycott the household charge.
# Boycott
Photographers boycott Stone Roses reunion tour in copyright dispute
The Stone Roses angered photographers with a contract requiring them to hand over copyright ownership to the band.
# Boycott
Boyd-Barrett ‘should be ashamed of himself’ over Household Charge boycott, insists Kenny
The Taoiseach can only barely hold back after Richard Boyd-Barrett uses Dáil time to promote an anti-household charge protest.
# Intrigue
Tymoshenko to face charges in murder case
Former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, whose imprisonment has cast a shadow over Euro 2012, will faces charges relating to the 1996 murder of Yevhen Shcherban.
# Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi boycotts Burma's parliament over oath
Meanwhile, the EU has announced lifting sanctions against Burma after year of political reform.
Column: Ireland may not riot like Greece - but protests are spreading
The ongoing campaigns against the household charge, Anglo, and NAMA show the political terrain is ripe with possibility, writes Moira Murphy.
# Household charge
Household charge registrations creep over 900,000 barrier
Around 10,000 new households have been accounted for in the last three days – still only just over half the population.
# Household charge
Estimated 890,000 have paid the household charge
The official deadline passed on 31 March but several thousand property owners have paid the €100 charge over the past ten days.
# Household charge
Several thousand a day paying the household charge
The final deadline was at midnight last Saturday when an estimated 800,000 people had paid – but how many people have paid the charge now?
# Household charge
How many people have paid the household charge now?
The official deadline passed at midnight on Saturday night – but more people have paid since then.
# Explainer
Planning to pay the household charge today? Here's what to do
Today is the deadline for paying the household charge. Decided you want to pay but not sure what to do? Here are your options.
# Household charge
Planning NOT to pay the household charge today? Here's what to do
So you’re liable for the household charge but you’ve decided you’re not going to pay? Here’s a few things you might want to do instead.
# 2 days to go
Over half a million have paid the household charge
A poll today found 61 per cent of householders say they will pay the €100 charge, with 39 per cent saying they won’t.
# 3 days to go
More than one million have not yet paid the household charge
Just over 31,000 payments were made in the past day – a slight decrease on the previous 24 hours.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you paid the household charge?
There’s exactly one week to go before the deadline for paying the charge and the government insists there’ll be a last minute rush. So we’re asking – have you paid it?
# Household charge
SIPTU calls for suspension of 'unfair' household charge
The country’s largest trade union said that the €100 household charge penalises low and middle income families and called on the government to suspend it.
Column: Why the household charge is a ‘gateway tax’
Socialist TD Clare Daly is suggesting that it might be time to revive the Irish-coined concept of boycott instead of complying with the €100 household levy.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you paid the household charge?
Almost every homeowner in Ireland is liable for the controversial charge, but have you paid it yet or will you at all?
# Ban
TCD bans Daily Mail from campus shops
Students voted last night to ban the newspaper from shops over an inaccurate article it ran about UCC student Caolan Mulrooney.
# Dispute
Pat’s players “determined” to boycott European tie over compensation row
Players say Inchicore club are refusing to discuss loss of earnings with them.
# No Show
IFA slam fans' plans for Aviva boycott
Association defends decision to require fans to travel to Carling Nations Cup on official buses costing £30 per person.