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making waves

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This afternoon the Socialist Party in Limerick organised a pre-budget anti-cuts picket on the constituency office of Willie O'Dea. The picket was organised to demonstrate that Willie O'Dea is complicit in the programme of austerity currently being implemented by FF at the behest of the ECB and the IMF.

The picket was very well received with many residents of the area expressing their support for the picket and congratulating those on the picketline for their efforts in highlighting the issues involved. Passing cars honked their horns in support. The picket lasted approximately an hour and a half in total.

Throughout the entire time a squad car containing five unifromed gardai was positioned outside Willie O'Dea's constituency office. They took it in turns to stand out in the cold at the front gate of Willie O'Dea's office. A short distance away and unmarked police car containing two detectives was stationed. Across the road from this was another unmarked police car with the occupant taking photographs and video footage of the participants in the picket and around the corner was parked a garda transit van with a further three gardai.

While the residents of the area must have been delighted to see such a strong presence of Gardai to protect the property of the former minister, more than one passer-by did comment that they hadn't seen a garda operation of such a scale in the estate before.

The Gardai really should be congratulated for their diligent defence of democracy in this country and protecting the property of the ex-minister in the middle of a housing estate. Clearly it was money well spent and the government and the Garda commissioner should be complemented on the carefully considered use of scarce public resources although, given the fact that the gardai spent the majority of the time sitting in their vehicles, maybe the government should provide extra funding for some nice warming clothing on such a cold winter's day.
 


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Throughout the entire time a squad car containing five unifromed gardai was positioned outside Willie O'Dea's constituency office. They took it in turns to stand out in the cold at the front gate of Willie O'Dea's office. A short distance away and unmarked police car containing two detectives was stationed. Across the road from this was another unmarked police car with the occupant taking photographs and video footage of the participants in the picket and around the corner was parked a garda transit van with a further three gardai.
Then they'll take the photographs and the video footage back to the station and spend the next week identifying everybody so that the next time you meet them they'll refer to you by your christian name or by saying "Oh Yes, Mr. Waves" and making anyone who happens to be passing by think that you are a well known criminal and have come to their attention on many occasions! Beware.
 

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the cops in ireland are every bit as cancerous as their masters in ff...........pure fnuking scum.
not a cop to be seen when crack's being sold openly on the streets but cause a bit of a stir against their masters in ff/green party and they're all over the place, fnuking quislings:mad:
 

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This afternoon the Socialist Party in Limerick organised a pre-budget anti-cuts picket on the constituency office of Willie O'Dea. The picket was organised to demonstrate that Willie O'Dea is complicit in the programme of austerity currently being implemented by FF at the behest of the ECB and the IMF.

The picket was very well received with many residents of the area expressing their support for the picket and congratulating those on the picketline for their efforts in highlighting the issues involved. Passing cars honked their horns in support. The picket lasted approximately an hour and a half in total.

Throughout the entire time a squad car containing five unifromed gardai was positioned outside Willie O'Dea's constituency office. They took it in turns to stand out in the cold at the front gate of Willie O'Dea's office. A short distance away and unmarked police car containing two detectives was stationed. Across the road from this was another unmarked police car with the occupant taking photographs and video footage of the participants in the picket and around the corner was parked a garda transit van with a further three gardai.

While the residents of the area must have been delighted to see such a strong presence of Gardai to protect the property of the former minister, more than one passer-by did comment that they hadn't seen a garda operation of such a scale in the estate before.

The Gardai really should be congratulated for their diligent defence of democracy in this country and protecting the property of the ex-minister in the middle of a housing estate. Clearly it was money well spent and the government and the Garda commissioner should be complemented on the carefully considered use of scarce public resources although, given the fact that the gardai spent the majority of the time sitting in their vehicles, maybe the government should provide extra funding for some nice warming clothing on such a cold winter's day.
Fair play to you. Protest Willie wherever he goes!

Sorry but I'm not allowed to say anything critical of police or an army of angry trolls descends upon me.
 

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Good on them! Dillie O Wee wont be impressed, and that can only be a good thing.
 

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There's been one assault on a TD and at least two attacks on constituency offices. Gardai are going to be present at all protests. You're basically whining that a peaceful protest was carried out while the Gardai engaged in hands off observation.
 

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There's been one assault on a TD and at least two attacks on constituency offices. Gardai are going to be present at all protests. You're basically whining that a peaceful protest was carried out while the Gardai engaged in hands off observation.
No sync, read it again.

The point is that the Garda presence is way over the top. They are there to ensure the nasty protestors don't try and destablise the state whilst amazingly they havn't moved against any of those who have destabilised the state.

Alas people like you will always assume that the dear ole Gardaí can do no wrong and anything they do must by the mere fact a Gaurd done it then it was justyfied.
 

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What if the protest turned violent and there was no garda presence? It's a no win situation for them.
 

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and as if the lefties would never have recourse to a heavy-handed police presence ? see how Gordon Brown treated the G8 protesters in London ? that was heavy-handed. Socialists love using the police to ram home the correctness of their arguments
 

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Gardai must be pee'd off.. bad enough having to look out for the Shinners.. now they have to look out for the Commies as well
 

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The Gardai quite clearly haven't done anything wrong here. What would have been an appropriate number to be present? Did the organisers of the protest inform the guards of how many would be attending? Should the Gardai not have sent anyone?
 

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The Gardai quite clearly haven't done anything wrong here. What would have been an appropriate number to be present? Did the organisers of the protest inform the guards of how many would be attending? Should the Gardai not have sent anyone?
Two or four with back up waiting at the nearset station would have sufficed. The message is quiet clear discourage people from exercising their democratic right to hold a protest and i'd assume those who held the protest would have had to notify the Gaurds of theri intention.

But hey if those demonstrating are lefties then intimidation is the order of the day.
 

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Did the organisers of the protest inform the guards of how many would be attending?
Yes - the Gardai were informed the day before about the numbers that would be attending the picket.

Should the Gardai not have sent anyone?
I am sure that one token Garda would have been plenty to deal with any 'unruly' lefties at the token picket.

Interestingly enough - none of the eight Gardai and three detectives present were able to inform the Socialist Party candidate, Cian Prenderville, if any progress had been made in their investigation into the robbery of his bike (stolen while he was doing a leaflet drop the previous weekend).
 

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Good work by the Gardai making sure the looney left dont smash a few windows or burn a car or two.
If those nutters really wanted to stop the Budget coming through they should petition their local TD's.
This being a democracy.
End of Story.
 
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Do posters who continuelly criticise Garda presence at these protests actually think that the Gardaí are doing it voluntarily? They are ordered to do it. They are not asked "lads would ya mind going down and keeping an eye on that ************************er's house in case anything happens to him. They are told. Every protest is photographed, filmed, licence plate numbers are taken, it's what the Special Branch do. It does not mean they are FFers. They don't have a choice, so leave them alone. Apart from the nutters who love hitting people and let's face it we get them in every organisation. Even here, not physical but bullying all the same.
 

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No sync, read it again.

The point is that the Garda presence is way over the top. They are there to ensure the nasty protestors don't try and destablise the state whilst amazingly they havn't moved against any of those who have destabilised the state.

Alas people like you will always assume that the dear ole Gardaí can do no wrong and anything they do must by the mere fact a Gaurd done it then it was justyfied.
And this is why that all senior civil and public servants, departmental secretaries, judges etc must be gone through with a large axe and either "reassigned" and or early "retired" a.s.a.p. along with all of the numerous nauseating quango memebers because 99% are political appointees by the soon to be chuck from power sleazy Green scumm Ff party goverment

Reforn from the top down must happen now!
 

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Yes - the Gardai were informed the day before about the numbers that would be attending the picket.
How many were they told about and how many showed?

I am sure that one token Garda would have been plenty to deal with any 'unruly' lefties at the token picket.
Not one, but if it's an expected group of 20 or less one would have thought 4 would have been more than enough. It certainly seems like overkill.

Interestingly enough - none of the eight Gardai and three detectives present were able to inform the Socialist Party candidate, Cian Prenderville, if any progress had been made in their investigation into the robbery of his bike (stolen while he was doing a leaflet drop the previous weekend).
:roll:
 

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Do posters who continuelly criticise Garda presence at these protests actually think that the Gardaí are doing it voluntarily? They are ordered to do it. They are not asked "lads would ya mind going down and keeping an eye on that ************************er's house in case anything happens to him. They are told. Every protest is photographed, filmed, licence plate numbers are taken, it's what the Special Branch do. It does not mean they are FFers. They don't have a choice, so leave them alone. Apart from the nutters who love hitting people and let's face it we get them in every organisation. Even here, not physical but bullying all the same.
And the Nazi's defence was that they were only following orders!

We need total reform now!
 

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The Gardai have been involved in political work for a long time, harrasing SF election workers.I even saw them taking the name of a 15yo girl handing out leaflets. Pity they did not keep an eye on their criminal comrades in Donegal instead of looking after their rented properties & tenants on state time. The rank & file Garda on the front line are blameless, its their chiefs in their plush offices who got their promotions as a result of their loyalty to FF ministers & who now carry out actions that suit their masters political agenda.
 
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