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Gardaí respond to anti-crime protests at Manor Street

Speaking following a number of protests which took place in Waterford City outside the home of a Roma family, Sinn Fein Senator David Cullinane said that the criminal justice system is the only appropriate way to deal with allegations of criminality. He said there is no place in society for 'rough justice' and has called on those engaged in such protests to desist from doing so. Senator Cullinane said: "Protests such as these are counter-productive and wrong. They were predictably hijacked by a minority who are acting out of racism and with the intent of instilling fear. A number of children were present in the house targeted by these protestors.

Gardaí were called to the Railway Square area of the city twice over the weekend, where a number of people had gathered to demonstrate against ongoing criminal activity in the area. On Saturday evening, 25th October a demonstration quickly soured in nature and the bottom windows of a house in Manor Street were smashed.

On arrival, Gardaí prevented anyone gaining access to the house. One male was arrested for public order offences when a number of people tried to gain entry to the rear of the house, and was released a short time after. The demonstrators remained for a number of hours and as time went on numbers... Read more »»

Gardaí respond to anti-crime protests at Manor Street

Gardaí respond to anti-crime protests at Manor Street

INFORMAR Conference presents numerous Opportunities

INFORMAR Conference presents numerous Opportunities

Around 100 delegates recently attended the INFORMAR (Integrated mapping for the sustainable development of Ireland's Marine Resources) Conference 2014 held in the Tower Hotel on 22nd and 23rd October. City representatives Councillor Eddie Mulligan and Lar... Read more »»

Right2water calls for massive turn-out against water charges on Saturday

The Right2water campaigners are calling for a massive turn-out on Saturday next in Waterford in a protest against water charges.

The protest will assemble on Ballybricken, Waterford and protestors are asked to come as a family unit with their children, and assemble at 2 p.m.

Speakers to address the protest are Independent Deputy John Halligan, Senator David Cullinane, Sinn Fein; Jimmy Kelly, Unite trade union, and representatives from the various residents and tenants associations opposed to water charges.

In a statement... Read more »»

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    They Got It WrongWhen nearly every second news story that you read is concerned with the imminent imposition of water charges you just know that this present Government is in for a rocky road from the voting public. Everywhere you turn you seem to hear personal incidences of people who either say that they won't pay this new charge, they can't afford to pay this new charge or why should they pay for something that they can't use in the first place. When it comes to the latter it seems that the quality o …

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