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#Campaigner

# campaigner - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress

Mar 25th 2021, 6:05 AM 22,111 Views 3 Comments

Leinster, who was born in Bethany Home in Dublin in 1941, has campaigned for redress for over 20 years.

# campaigner - Friday 4 May, 2018

Anti-eviction campaigner given one month suspended sentence over social media video
# Contempt Of Court
# Contempt Of Court

Anti-eviction campaigner given one month suspended sentence over social media video

May 4th 2018, 7:03 AM 24,424 Views 59 Comments

Gilroy admitted making the remarks on a video clip posted on social media.

# campaigner - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'Once a fire is lit it's very hard to extinguish': Erica Fleming on fighting for other homeless families
# Moving On From Homelessness
# Moving On From Homelessness

'Once a fire is lit it's very hard to extinguish': Erica Fleming on fighting for other homeless families

Sep 9th 2017, 10:30 AM 19,800 Views 56 Comments

Erica and her daughter spent 22 months homeless in Dublin.

# campaigner - Monday 24 April, 2017

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan
# Disability Rights
# Disability Rights

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan

Apr 24th 2017, 5:54 PM 25,329 Views 10 Comments

President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.

# campaigner - Monday 26 December, 2016

'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist
# Campaigner
# Campaigner

'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist

Dec 26th 2016, 8:15 PM 12,246 Views 100 Comments

He was outed by the press in 1998, and went on to become a major supporter of HIV campaigns

# campaigner - Friday 14 October, 2016

President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner
# Martin Naughton
# Martin Naughton

President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner

Oct 14th 2016, 9:55 AM 10,518 Views 8 Comments

Martin Naughton has died at the age of 62.

# campaigner - Monday 7 April, 2014

Documentary about Christine Buckley 'Dear Daughter' to be aired tonight
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Documentary about Christine Buckley 'Dear Daughter' to be aired tonight

Apr 7th 2014, 5:32 PM 14,905 Views 11 Comments

The programme will be shown on RTÉ.

# campaigner - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”
# Margaretta D’Arcy
# Margaretta D’Arcy

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”

Jan 21st 2014, 1:11 PM 14,237 Views 72 Comments

“Sabina is a person who can speak for herself and is a person of very good judgement.”

# campaigner - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Mother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin passes away
# RIP
# RIP

Mother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin passes away

Jan 15th 2014, 5:17 PM 16,515 Views 18 Comments

Bernie Guerin had campaigned for assets seized in the wake of her daughter’s murder to be put into communities destroyed by drugs.

# campaigner - Friday 27 September, 2013

Loyalist protester Willie Frazer turns up at court dressed as Abu Hamza
# Protest
# Protest

Loyalist protester Willie Frazer turns up at court dressed as Abu Hamza

Sep 27th 2013, 2:45 PM 16,053 Views 0 Comments

The vocal loyalist campaigner was to be charged at a Belfast court over his involvement in protests about the flying of the Union flag in Northern Ireland.

# campaigner - Monday 29 July, 2013

Man arrested after abusive tweets sent to UK bank note campaigner
# Twitter
# Twitter

Man arrested after abusive tweets sent to UK bank note campaigner

Jul 29th 2013, 8:33 AM 11,679 Views 44 Comments

Police said a 21-year-old man had been arrested “on suspicion of harassment offences”.

# campaigner - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John
# Addiction
# Addiction

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John

Jun 8th 2013, 5:00 PM 5,193 Views 26 Comments

Pop star says stigma and criminalisation increases chance that users get caught in lifetime cycle of addiction and disease.

# campaigner - Friday 24 May, 2013

'An honour to represent Munster and Paul O'Connell at Donal Walsh funeral'
# Fitting Tribute
From The42
# Fitting Tribute

'An honour to represent Munster and Paul O'Connell at Donal Walsh funeral'

May 24th 2013, 3:03 PM 19,730 Views 13 Comments

Retired Munster and Ireland forward Marcus Horan paid tribute to Donal Walsh, who recently lost his battle with cancer.

# campaigner - Friday 21 December, 2012

National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration
# Archive
# Archive

National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration

Dec 21st 2012, 7:45 AM 5,770 Views 20 Comments

Materials include portraits, documents relating to the degradation of his knighthood and touching letters to his family in the final days before his execution.

# campaigner - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Poll: Should politicians benchmark their pay against the 'real world'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should politicians benchmark their pay against the 'real world'?

Mar 27th 2012, 1:17 PM 4,435 Views 57 Comments

The ‘Real Pay’ politician says they should, saving millions each year, but does this understate the workload of a TD or minister?

Campaign launched to benchmark politicians' pay against 'real world'
# Real Pay
# Real Pay

Campaign launched to benchmark politicians' pay against 'real world'

Mar 27th 2012, 1:10 PM 3,478 Views 51 Comments

The move would save €10.7million annually, campaigners say.

# campaigner - Saturday 17 March, 2012

'Exhaustion and dehydration' behind Kony 2012 campaigner's hospitalisation
# Kony 2012
# Kony 2012

'Exhaustion and dehydration' behind Kony 2012 campaigner's hospitalisation

Mar 17th 2012, 4:01 PM 6,492 Views 22 Comments

Jason Russell’s wife says that he “did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration”.