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...
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.
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.
The Anti-Bin Tax Campaigns in Dublin have successfully blockaded the bin
depots at Collins Avenue, Rathmines, Davitt Road (Dublin City Council)
and Ballymount (South County Dublin) this morning (30th October).