Free Dónal Ó Coisdealbha, oppose internment

Protest outside Leinster House, Thursday, May 12

“Freedom for Donal” protest outside Leinster House, Thursday, May 12

Last Thursday (May 12) saw a protest outside Leinster House against what is, in effect, the internment of republican activist Dónal Ó Coisdealbha.

This case is particularly appalling since he will be tried by a non-jury court (the Special Criminal Court) where the three judges can accept secret evidence.

Although three TDs (Clare Daly, Maureen O’Sullivan and Mick Wallace) have offered to put up bail and Dónal has agreed to house arrest and electronic tagging, he has been denied bail.

It’s in the interests of everyone concerned with basic civil liberties to oppose what amounts to the internment of this young activist.




Posted on May 19, 2016, in 21st century republicanism and socialism, Anti-social activity, Democratic rights - general, Frame-ups, Irish politics today, Prisoners - current, Repression in 26-county state, twenty-six counties. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Philip, you am have seen this petition but just in case:

    There will be an interesting women’s conference called ÉIGSE Na mBAN with the theme of Silence + Voice inspired by the women of 1916 with the women of today speaking, it is organised as all-Ireland event. There will be music, song, drama, poetry throughout the two days. It will be in Clare. Will let you know all the details when I have them.

    Hope all is well with you,

    Beir Bua,

    Terry Moore

  2. Go raibh maith agat, Terry. Apart from the fact that I am stranded in the most boring least political country in the world, I’m OK.

    Oops, forgot to say: with the most passive working class in the world.

    Oh, you walked all over us and ground our faces in the dirt? Please do it again, boss, sir. We just can’t get enough of being walked all over. (It really is that bad.) Makes my flesh creep; this is the land of slaves. Although I should say this is the pakeha working class I’m really talking about. Maori are a bit more bolshie. But working class spirit has basically been smothered by the determination of the big majority of pakeha (white) workers to do nothing.

    Beir bua,

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