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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# March

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# Equality
Thousands march to demand marriage equality
“If you want a republic, put a ring on it.”
# Battle
Five years on - Waterford Crystal workers speak of struggle to secure pensions
The workers have been campaigning for five years.
# Marches
Irish protests to be stepped up today as Gaza conflict escalates
More than 800 Palestinians and 36 Israelis have died since the start of the conflict, over two weeks ago.
# March
'We want justice' chants at Dublin Gaza rally, as conflict death toll tops 125
Around 1,500 people turned out for today’s solidarity march, as the two sides in the Gaza conflict continued to trade fire.
# Northern Ireland
Hopes of getting through marching season 'without public disorder on our streets'
Unionist parties walked out of Stormont over a decision on a contentious parade route earlier this week.
# dublin pride
Over 40,000 expected to attend Dublin Pride Festival today
The parade will start at the Garden Of Remembrance and finish at Merrion Square.
# Protest
Thousands march in Belfast against "worrying rise in racist attacks"
The protesters were also demanding “effective political action against racism”.
# wind energy
'Incensed' anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House
Wind Aware Ireland said that the Government’s wind energy policy is a “completely ineffective way of reducing C02″.
# Youth Unemployment
Marchers in Dublin City today want JobBridge to be scrapped
The protest is being organised by the youth committees of a number of unions with two MEP hopefuls involved.
# la dearg
March planned in Belfast over 'failure' to protect the Irish language
The Lá Dearg group say that aspects of the Good Friday agreement have not been implemented.
# SIPTU
Council stresses that Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance review has not been suspended
Instead, the results of the separate National Ambulance Service Review will be taken into account.
# happy car dealers
This could be the best year for car sales since 2008
That’s according to figures out today which show almost 50,000 have been sold so far this year.
# Happy Campers
14 big GAA winners from the month of March
St Vincent’s, Portumna, Milford, WIT, Cavan and Cork were amongst those celebrating this month.
# Support
Boston Mayor to boycott St Patricks Day parade unless gay community included
Mayor Martin J.Walsh hopes to broker a deal before the day arrives.
# Parade in Derry
Tensions high for parade in Derry after yesterday's shooting
The Parades Commission has been criticised by the Chair of Strabane District Council, for having no restrictions in place for tomorrow’s march.
# penalty fines
Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs
The state has finished paying off the penalties related to environmental issues – they amounted to €3,648,000.
# Budget 2014
Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI
Mick O’Reilly of the DCTU said that politics of austerity amounted to a “war on working people’ with the best defence in that war “unflinching solidarity”.
# Abortion
Pro-choice march today will call for abortion referendum
The Abortion Rights Campaign says that the eighth amendment to the constitution passed 30 years ago is out of date.
# lockout 2013
Lockout protest: Mini-march, TD jostled and pepper spray
Although the turnout was lower than expected at today’s Dáil Lockout protest, there were a few tense stand-offs.
# rally
Anti G8 protests take place in Belfast
A crowd of 1,500 protesters took to the streets of Belfast today to march against the G8 Summit.
# retail sales
We all spent less in March... (Was it the weather?)
The Central Statistics Office and Retail Excellence Ireland both showed a drop in retail spending in March.
# Property Tax
'You will not beat us into submission' - man (73) pens anti-property tax letter
The letter from the 73-year-old says he will “take revenge” if there is any interference with his pension.
# Brrr
Met Éireann issues weather warning as snow and 'bitter cold' hits
Planning to go outside today? Wear all the clothes you can fit on your body. It’s freezing out there.
# Missing
Gardaí appeal for information on missing Clondalkin teen
Sionan O’Keefe was last seen in the Charlestown area of Finglas on Saturday 9 March.
# lambsicle
Spring Lamb in Snow Pic of the Day
At least he has a woolly jumper.
# Respite
Government to launch needs assessment of respite services for children
It will contain a national overview of the current provision and future need for respite care for children with life-limiting conditions.
# Protest
Emergency service workers to join ICTU marches in "large numbers"
Organisations representing frontline workers have said the march is an opportunity for members to show their opposition to recent government proposals.
# Support
Two protests to be held in support of rape victim Fiona Doyle
The case is listed for mention at the Central Criminal Court tomorrow where it is believed the DPP will make an application to the court.
# Students
Protest: Almost 1,000 Tralee students march to TD's office
It is one of a number of pre-Budget marches taking place to tell TDs that students can’t afford college fees increases or cuts to the maintenance grant.
# Anti-austerity
SIPTU condemns 'fascist behaviour' at today's austerity protest
SIPTU president Jack O’Connor alleges that protesters carrying Sinn Féin and ULA banners attempted to disrupt proceedings.
# Protest
Thousands take part in Dublin anti-austerity march (PHOTOS)
As many as 8,000 people are marching through Dublin city centre to protest against austerity measures.
# Health
Irish nurses and midwives to march against health cuts
The INMO is calling on its members to protest on Saturday against further cuts in health services in Ireland.
# Poland
Violence reported as Poland marks its independence day
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a right-wing march.
# Protest
Home help workers to march to the Dáil today
Hundreds of home help care workers and supporters to march to Dáil Eireann today.
# Japan
Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk
It said it had played down the risks to the facility of a tsunami for fear of the political, financial and cost to reputation.
# Unionism
Grand Secretary of Orange Order calls image 'outrageous and unacceptable'
Drew Nelson was responding to a photograph which appeared to show a bandsman urinating outside a Catholic church during Saturday’s marches.
# BNP
MEP Nick Griffin says he will not apologise for 'Fenian' comment on Twitter
Griffin hit out at republicans after he received “vast amounts” of abuse on his Twitter feed.
# Abortion
PHOTOS: 2,500 attend pro-choice march in Dublin city centre
‘Several thousand’ people are believed to have taken part in the march which called on the government to change Ireland’s abortion laws.
# Unionism
PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant
The parades have passed off peacefully so far, despite fears of violence breaking out along part of the route.