On Tuesday last, a further 6 anti-bin tax protesters were jailed for
their opposition to the bin tax and to the non-collection of tens of
thousands of householders’ rubbish in the South Dublin area. Among the 6
jailed was Fionn Ryder (25 years old), Socialist Party member and a
member of the branch committee of...
Mr. J. Higgins: The courts are not in a position to call alleged
murderers to account but the High Court this morning could send six
innocent residents from south Dublin to jail for three weeks and fine
them very heavily. Their crime was to participate in a two hour,
entirely peaceful protest against the decision of...
In the Dáil (Irish parliament), on 4 November, Socialist Party TD (MP)
Joe Higgins challenged the Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) on the
jailing of six South Dublin anti-bin tax residents by the High Court.
16 residents from right across the South Dublin County are due to appear
in the High Court today at 2pm on a committal order from South Dublin
County Council. Most are in court for involvement in protests against
attempts by SDCC to leave peoples rubbish behind.