HMS Penzance, a minehunter, was the scene of multiple arrests whilst docked in Dublin after a small group of activists appeared at the vessel to protest non-existent British arms supply flights to Israel.

As a Sandown Class minehunter, HMS Penzance is specially designed to neutralise underwater threats and clear shipping lanes, often working alongside Irish vessels to enhance the security of waters around the UK and Ireland.

The activists, part of a self-described Socialist Republican Organisation, claim they are “campaigning against Brit, EU and US Imperialism in Ireland”. Video footage shared by the group shows the incident.

It is unclear what flights the group are referring to, as it has been confirmed that UK flights into Israel are part of efforts to assist with the departure of British nationals.

UK explains nature of military flights into Israel

“The RAF has operated 17 flights into Tel Aviv in order to support the UK’s diplomatic engagement in country as well as to assist with the departure of British nationals. None of these flights transported any lethal aid for foreign nations.

The group reported that a number of them were arrested and charged with trespass.

“This protest was directed at the British government and its armed forces who are actively involved in the genocide in Palestine, supplying weapons and munitions directly to the Zionists as well as hundreds of millions in funding. The protest was also against Britain’s ongoing occupation of 6 counties of Ireland. Activists entered through an open gate to the Port and made their way onto the gangplank where they were blocked by a British soldier armed with an assault rifle. Several more armed British soldiers made their appearance on deck. Protesters chanted “Free Palestine”, “No Weapons to ‘Israel'” and “From Ireland to Palestine – Occupation is a Crime!”

After a time, Gardaí arrived and threatened the activists with arrests. In response, activists sat down and refused to move, asserting that it was a legitimate protest. Gardaí then physically dragged activists off the gangplank and arrested them, coordinating with the British warship personnel before and after. Activists were held for 24 hours in custody and charged with trespass, brought before the courts and released on draconian bail conditions limiting their right to protest.”


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Caspian237
Caspian237
1 month ago

Rebels without a cause invent a cause to rebel about.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  Caspian237

Rebels without a clue.

Bob79
Bob79
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

You really can’t help brain dead people

ABCRodney
ABCRodney
1 month ago

That’s a pretty civilised protest really ! Freedom of speech, no damage, no ones hurt, they made a point (they are wrong) and a nice night in the Clink without their Teddy Bears.
Interesting bit is RN MCMV assist the Irish state again ! Bill them 🤨

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  ABCRodney

There’s zero activity regarding MCMVs in Irish waters, this was just a normal port call.

David Lloyd
David Lloyd
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Lets hope so

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  David Lloyd

Nothing to hope about, it’s no different than any of the other RN ships that make visits or any other Western visit.

I mean when a Type 45 or a Dutch sub rock up nobody starts posting about them?

geoff
geoff
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Morning Mark. Much ado about nothing. The right to peaceful protest, police take action if lines are crossed. Similar scenes in UK

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

When I was on the blake in 1978 there was a rumour that the Muppets were going to pelt the ship with green paint as it went under the golden gate bridge it didn’t happen, sfpd kept the whole thing quiet.

Dan smith
Dan smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

I wonder why?

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

A wasted one the Irish are a subject better ignored completely

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy reeves

Well tell your MP to ask the U.K. government to stop it then.

Mark B
Mark B
1 month ago

These people have merely embarrased their own Government who invited the RN to their port. There will always be a small number of people who just haven’t moved on.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark B

Given the group I imagine they would be one of those that doesn’t even think the Government is legitimate and hasn’t been since the Treaty. Fecking idiots.

Gary Millar
Gary Millar
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark B

There’s always that in Ireland. Irish meself. Time they moved on and time the Irish Government start spending serious money on their own defence forces.

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary Millar

Knowing those idiots they’d paint the ships pink

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark B

These pikey Fools never learn.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

In the good old days we could have press ganged them into the navy…..

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Or bought them fresh potato seeds.

Challenger
Challenger
1 month ago

Rent a mob with nothing better to do (like a job!) and a pitiful amount of brain cells between them.

Simon
Simon
1 month ago

Ireland has been most pro Gaza of western nations. Little article in the guardian today. Wish Israeli hostages get returned and idf can pull out pronto.

Mark B
Mark B
1 month ago
Reply to  Simon

A middle east peace will come when the protagonists become able to see things from more than one perspective. When Israeli citizens feel safe living in their communities they will permit their Government to pull out the military until then any Israeli Government would only last five minutes in office before being replaced should they pull the IDF out. On its own return of the hostages is not going to be enough but might form part of a deal. Western Governments have been successful in limiting the deaths of innocents which was the only thing achievable. The long term solution… Read more »

monkey spanker
monkey spanker
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark B

Maybe one day.
With the part western governments have limited the deaths of innocents. Is there something specific? I’ve not heard this before.

Mark B
Mark B
1 month ago
Reply to  monkey spanker

Deduction based on the actions & words spoken by the key players. Cooler heads saves some (not all) innocent lives and perhaps, just perhaps, some serious thought will go into a long term plan which is where israel & palestine need to be. The international community distancing itself from Hamas and potentially starving it of oxygen could be key to long term peace.

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  monkey spanker

Middle east peat will never happen. If it did theydy have nothing to do.

David Barry
David Barry
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark B

However, when those new build communities continue to encroach on Palestinian land, just how long should Palestinian’s show the other cheek? OR. Ask the US to remove any Jewish influence on US spending, stop freebie weapons shipments and $$$$ to Israel and tell Iran you’ll create the biggest liquefied glass car park since the M25 if they continue to support terror and let the two parties get on with it. The Red Sea tourists think they have a free pass on land, Hamas etc al need defenestrating in entirety. Russia must love this, the distraction from the Ukraine is absolute;… Read more »

Mark B
Mark B
1 month ago
Reply to  David Barry

Neither side will find peace raking through the mistakes of the past they must focus on the futures of those still alive who might find peace living alongside each other.

There is little distraction from Ukraine. The support continues as it must. Putin might be hoping for a breakthrough but it is just wishful thinking. In reality he continues to waste lives & ammunition which he might not value but the Russian people surely do.

Gary Millar
Gary Millar
1 month ago
Reply to  Simon

The Lebanon ?

grizzler
grizzler
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary Millar

What’s Duran Duran- got to do with it ?

Heidfirst
Heidfirst
1 month ago
Reply to  grizzler

don’t you mean The Human League? 😋

John Clark
John Clark
1 month ago
Reply to  Heidfirst

Hang on a minute Heidfirst ….

I’m trying to get my head around middle east politics, now if if have this right, according to Andy, Gary and Grizzler anyway,

So Duran Duran were wrongly accused of stealing peat from the Lebanon, apparently it was actually The Human League and the terrible fighting carries on to this very day…..

Tragic….

Oh and the Irish left the lights on…..

Last edited 1 month ago by John Clark
grizzler
grizzler
1 month ago
Reply to  Heidfirst

D’Oh yes – that will teach me to type without thinking …well it won’t but I can pretend it will.
Its actually even worse as I was singing lalalal lebanon in my head to the tune of The Reflex why? I have no idea!…my era as well – no excuses .

klonkie
klonkie
1 month ago
Reply to  Heidfirst

don’t you want me baby? 😎

Toby J
Toby J
1 month ago

They’re inflating their own actions a bit, aren’t they?
Not sure standing in front of someone holding a flag counts as “confronting”.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Probably some of the better ejemacated types from the University, gaining their B.S with little honour certificate, in showing off. Yawn…

Barry Larking
Barry Larking
1 month ago

It is almost a if they want people to care less.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago

They court publicity. They got it.

Jon
Jon
1 month ago

Yes. This!

geoff
geoff
1 month ago

Hello Daniele. Hope you are well. The above lads are very much a fringe group tackling two long running conflicts in one protest! Northern Ireland is now relatively peaceful after many bitter years of conflict. One would hope the Israeli-Palestine issue could arrive at a similar place, but I wonder if there will ever be peace in that troubled land.
Cheers from humid Durbs!

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

Morning geoff.

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

Ireland expect that the u..k is there to be a protective shield that’s why they don’t spend on their own forces.. we should wash our hands of the whole miserable place and stay away from the place totally.

David Barry
David Barry
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

Not sure NIron is peaceful – tune into BBC Northern Ireland and let me know.

Self controlled simmer might be a better summation.

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago

wankers

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago

Translation of journalist language:

Activists: Leftists mostly violent, we agree with them so we use Extremist only for the other side….
Extremists : Rightwing, mostly peaceful. They are evil.

Pro terrorists would be good in this case.
RAF should be bombing Gaza death cult.

WSM
WSM
1 month ago

“Down wit this sort of ting!”
“Steady now”

Still one of my favourite episodes 😇

farouk
farouk
1 month ago
Reply to  WSM

Made me smile.

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  WSM

BoycottGuinness and bankrupt the dump

Last edited 1 month ago by Andy reeves
Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy reeves

Feeling particularly anti Irish today aren’t you? Might want to update your knowledge of the economy though, Guinness isn’t that important.

Simon
Simon
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

And ironically, owned by UK listed company Diageo.

grizzler
grizzler
1 month ago
Reply to  Simon

Now that SHOULD be what they are marching against!

farouk
farouk
1 month ago

“”The activists, part of a self-described Socialist Republican Organisation”” Very interesting how on their twitter page they describe themselves as: Direct action group for Palestine in Ireland. A twitter page which only came on line in….Nov 23. A further search reveals the Sinn fein online store selling Saoirse don Phalaistín Paraphernalia, if i didn’t know better I’d say this is nothing more than a Irish republican stunt. Expanding further to this, regards the pro Palestinian protests across the West, anybody else get the impression, these were planned in advance . A little further digging reveals that six campaign groups are… Read more »

BigH1979
BigH1979
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

Jeremy Bowen is so historically Anti-Israel its almost a joke. And this is the ‘impartial’ BBC’s principal embedded correspondent right now. And WE are paying his 200K salary.

John Clark
John Clark
1 month ago
Reply to  BigH1979

If you look up Oxymoron in the dictionary, it lists “Impartial BBC” as an example…..

WSM
WSM
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

Judean People’s Front
People’s Front of Judea
Popular Front
Etc etc…
Fffing splitters!

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  WSM

What have the Romans ever done for us!!

grizzler
grizzler
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy reeves

The Aquaduct?

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  grizzler

And the roads

grizzler
grizzler
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy reeves

The Roads goes without saying…

David Barry
David Barry
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy reeves

Corner shops… 😉

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

Dinosaurs most of world has learnt to forget about them

Bringer of facts
Bringer of facts
1 month ago

The modus operandi for Gen-Z, find something (supposedly) problematic and condemn it on SM, pressure corporates into canceling/firing people, and waste everyone’s time with their disruptive protest marches …. do they really care? Nope, it is all about virtue signaling, i.e. trying to make themselves look “morally superior”.

Bringer of facts
Bringer of facts
1 month ago

Off-topic but very disturbing is the recent report on how the Woke TikTokers are now supporting the vile rhetoric in Bin Laden’s “letter to America”

Is it a failure of the education system to teach history or is it a case they put more faith in SM memes and “moral relativism” ?

Posse Comitatus
Posse Comitatus
1 month ago

The usual bunch of malcontents, idiots and the unemployable who somehow are never found protesting outside the Russian embassy. Funny that.

DaveyB
DaveyB
1 month ago

But these people should be held to account for not only spreading shite, but also to correct the lies they peddle on their SM accounts. Much like MPs should also be held to account for the lies and mistruths they spout in Parliament by the Speaker, but only get a written letter of don’t do it again.

I really think there should be team of Clerks beholden to the King, who not only investigate corruption, and bribery. But can also raise charges against MPs with the CPS.

Parliament made itself Sovereign, but it cannot police itself impartially!

Posse Comitatus
Posse Comitatus
1 month ago
Reply to  DaveyB

I think it was Harold Macmillan who observed that a lie could be halfway around the world before the truth has its boots on. The trolls and sock puppets are everywhere peddling their misinformation and lies, UKDJ is no stranger to their content. We hear constant bullshit from politicians who should no better about the nuclear deterrent, warship construction, submarines leaking, carriers without aircraft etc, etc. Yeah, those in receipt of parliamentary salary should be made more accountable for their utterances.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

Oh pay no attention to these fellas. They are just our local cranks.

Jacko
Jacko
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

Thats as maybe mate but in the course of my work I was called an English c#nt last month and I have seen IRA 2020 painted on a post in Dublin as well! Cranks they might be but they are about🙄

geoff
geoff
1 month ago
Reply to  Jacko

Hello Jacko. “They” are about everywhere but a minority. I always felt welcome in the ROI even as a Norn Prod😂 but I did advise my daughter who recently moved to Cork from SA not to walk around humming The Sash in public.
On the subject of c*nts, I genuinely believe the Bok said” Wit kant”-“White Side”. it’s the perfect explanation as even Zulu or English speakers use Afrikaans as code during scrums and lineouts in particular.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

Yes, I’d read that about your prop, Hooker, or whatever he is!

geoff
geoff
1 month ago

I don’t doubt the possibility that he actually did say White **** and ironically i was trying in my head to think up a defence for him if I had been tasked to be attorney for the accused but could not think of one until that explanation arose. In Afrikaans the word Kant is pronounced exactly the same as the ‘C ‘word in English so I have an open mind. On subject, I would always support Israel. The Holocaust for me was the most evil act of barbarism in known History particularly as it was carried out by men from… Read more »

Klonkie
Klonkie
1 month ago

Howdy DM. The boks are now World cup champs twice on the trot -for a total of four wold cup wins, A lot of unhappy kiwis here on the day! That final match was a sensational game of rugby though – very close.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Klonkie

Deserved winners mate. We need a better scrum!!

Klonkie
Klonkie
1 month ago

maybe in 4 years time – you never know!

Jacko
Jacko
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

No mate he said what he said but to be fair the two blokes unloading me ripped right into him,saved me a job😉

geoff
geoff
1 month ago
Reply to  Jacko

Yes Jacko, there are some true nasties about but also some good people in all groups. During our recent riots her in South Africa we had great support from local Muslims to man our patrols and provide unasked for sustenance when most of the supermarkets were boarded up and out of stock.

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

Pikey speach is offensive

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

Zulus? Do they still exist?

geoff
geoff
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy reeves

By the million Andy!

Klonkie
Klonkie
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

yes they do – but don’t mention Rorkes Drift! 😁

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Klonkie

Great film, Zulu. Pity the “sing off” at the end was invented it’s hillarious.

Klonkie
Klonkie
1 month ago

yes Mate- also private Hook is mis represented as a malingerer, which was not the case. Cinematic licence I guess.

Klonkie
Klonkie
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

go Bokke! (insert springbok emoji here). I agree with your analysis Geoff.

grizzler
grizzler
1 month ago
Reply to  Jacko

“I was called an English c#nt last month”…they’ve met you then ?…..😉

Jacko
Jacko
1 month ago
Reply to  grizzler

Bit harsh😳

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  Jacko

Were ther grooves in the pavement behind him where he’d dragged hi knuckles?

Jacko
Jacko
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy reeves

😂no but he had to beat feet sharpish cause the blokes tipping me were going to plant him👍

John Clark
John Clark
1 month ago
Reply to  grizzler

You can’t beat a bit of Royston Vasey….🤣😂

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Jacko

Sadly happens everywhere, my brother has been in England for nearly 20 years, with an English wife and family and still gets abuse for being Irish at times.

Some people are just gobshites.

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

Already done.

klonkie
klonkie
1 month ago

as usual -great to see the demonstrators showing balanced concern for the Israeli victims from 7Ocotober. Pardon my sarcasm folks , but I have had a guts full of theses hypocrites.

geoff
geoff
1 month ago
Reply to  klonkie

Howsit Klonkie.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  klonkie

Bravo.

klonkie
klonkie
1 month ago

👌

geoff
geoff
1 month ago
Reply to  klonkie

Same here Klonkie. It is like living in parallel universes where one reality is totally ignored and the other is twisted out of recognition. I try however not to do Black and White(no Saffer pun intended) For example I am no fan of Netanyahu. I think he has damaged Israel’s cause , but I do recognize the Jewish peoples pledge to never again allow themselves to be subjected to the horrors of the Nazi era and back them 100% on that. I don’t know what the solution is-maybe the unpalatable truth is that there is no solution

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

Bomb them with rotten spuds

farouk
farouk
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy reeves

Andy wrote: “”Bomb them with rotten spuds”” As a Young Sapper I was dicked by the unit to pack for a week’s Nite-at training as Civ pop at Lydd Ranges. For some strange reason, I was the only one selected, on getting there, we all (around 100 of us) had a informing us, that we would be acting as the enemy against the Saudi security forces. So first day inside tin town and the DS hand out empty tin cans and potatoes for us to lob at them but only by underhand throws. We grumbled, but did as we were told. Then… Read more »

John Clark
John Clark
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

🤣🤣😂, that’s bloody hilarious Farouk. A good mate of mine was in 2 Para for years, similar amusing training stories regarding foreign (or otherwise) forces, with many a broken nose, split lip and the odd missing teeth. Needless to say, the ‘casualties’ were rarely 2 Para…. I would like to say the other side always started the trouble, however that may not always have bee the case! The Maroon Machine has always enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, a good old fashioned punch up being one of them… I suppose it’s that fighting spirit and channeled aggression that make the… Read more »

klonkie
klonkie
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

hey Geoff. I’m hopeful the imminent release of 50 Israeli hostages will be a positive step towards a good resolution. I do think though the event that started this is a line crossed for Israel. I can’t see this ending well for Hammas. I cannot see a two state solution as viable. People are naïve to believe that this will miraculously end the conflict.

Hammas has a stated objective of destroying Israel, so you can see how this is going to play out.

geoff
geoff
1 month ago
Reply to  klonkie

Hi Klonkie. Yep, Hamas’s core policy is the destruction of the State of Israel and veiled threats against Jewish people in general, so there is no hope of an agreed settlement of any sort involving them. Evil bastards.

klonkie
klonkie
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

cheers Bud

Brom
Brom
1 month ago

I love how NFI’d that guard is

Peter tattersll
Peter tattersll
1 month ago

Irish keep allowing this .

Brom
Brom
1 month ago

as they should, free societies and all that

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Brom

Well Dublin Port could be in a bit of trouble for not having secured the berth.

Brom
Brom
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

not wrong there, I would imagine there’s a couple of garda posted there drinking tea by now

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Brom

It’s always up in the air as to how they handle it. T since RN ships making port calls have become more normal the Gardaí try to handle the same as other European naval visits (so low key port security), they really don’t want to have to go to the lengths they have to whenever a USN visit is on.

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Shouldn’t use the place anyway

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

Unless they moor at Haulbowline, there’s always the chance of things like this, most of the quaysides are open to the public even if there are a couple of security people.

Mickey
Mickey
1 month ago

Palestinian protesters were allowed to roam on Armistice day.

Free society and all.

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  Mickey

Issues are nothing to do with pathecstine

Peter tattersll
Peter tattersll
1 month ago
Reply to  Mickey

I wouldn’t have allowed it . I don’t call destroying memorials free society I call it loons on the loose .

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

What memorials were destroyed?

Mickey
Mickey
1 month ago

There was no damage to any memorial that day in London.

There was some chicanery elsewhere leading up to that day which did not sit well with me.

Andrew D
Andrew D
1 month ago

Nothing else better to do 🙄

Ryan
Ryan
1 month ago

Against Brit, EU and US imperialism in Ireland?
And they’re socialist republicans?
Right…

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryan

They and similar groups are basically just “anti West”, changing who they are yelling about on the day, course most have no issues with dictators and their actions.

lonpfrb
lonpfrb
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

As E.Musk Esq. said about X, freedom of speech does mean having to allow people to say what you disagree with. Equally we can say what they disagree with, so X is philosophically correct but not really something to pay attention to. Much like those eejits.

UKDJ is much better!

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  lonpfrb

Yes,,, agreed

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Bit like an ordinary day in London

Coll
Coll
1 month ago

You would have thought that the job of an armed guard would be to prevent people from getting close to the ship.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Coll

What exactly are you suggesting he should have done?

Gunbuster
Gunbuster
1 month ago
Reply to  Coll

ROE are clear and well defined. You have a scale of response that you can apply …with almost all of it does not involving having to slot someone! Keep them off the gangway and if they push it then call in the heavy mob duty watch to all stand on the gangway to prevent access. If they get lairy the QM/BM does have a flick baton and when used correctly can easily break an arm or a shin rendering any miscreant on the receiving end of a baton strike feeling very sorry for themselves. You can also go for the… Read more »

DH
DH
1 month ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

Portland training week all over again, cheers Gunbuster. Eh, I thought they were armed sailors…. Not soldiers. 👍🙃

WSM
WSM
1 month ago
Reply to  Coll

They did their duty Coll, the furthest they got was the plank (they didn’t board the ship) The jetty is the responsibility of whoever runs the port – can you imagine the propaganda field day the Republicans would have with “British soldiers (sic) patrol harbour”?

Coll
Coll
1 month ago
Reply to  WSM

They can still call this a propaganda piece. They will see this as some sort of victory getting this close.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Coll

Given the fact that it hasn’t really been noticed at all in Ireland I’m not sure what “propaganda” use they could get out of it. Suppose those that already agree with them might think something of it but that’s really preaching to the choir so to say.

Gunbuster
Gunbuster
1 month ago

So republicans are supporting the 2 state solutions in Israel/Gaza, Spain/Catalonia, Spain/Basque region, West Bank/Israel…except in Eire/Northern Island where they want a one state solution…
Go figure…

Jon
Jon
1 month ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

To parallel Catelonia, as I recall it, not only is sucession of states from the US illegal, it was declared illegal in Alaska to even work officially toward legalising the possibility of sucession. It was called clearly unconstitutional. [When someone uses clearly in this manner, they mean it isn’t actually written down anywhere, but they will brook no argument.] Then there was the US Civil War.

One nation indivisible. Or else. Very Madrid.

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago

Irish nationalists? I thought they were extinct

Andy reeves
Andy reeves
1 month ago

They resent the ships beings grey. Going there is a pointless waste of time

grizzler
grizzler
1 month ago

“campaigning against Brit, EU and US Imperialism in Ireland”.
Does that evem makes sense:
Are they campaigning against the imperialism going in Ireland or are they in Ireland campaigning about generaic imperialsism …or both ..
also what is Brit imperialism do they mean UK imperialism…

monkey see monkey do by looks of it.

Heidfirst
Heidfirst
1 month ago
Reply to  grizzler

yup, they don’t like Brits, EU & US so that’s going to be a rather isolationist & lonely Ireland (not to mention broke) if they get their way …

Last edited 1 month ago by Heidfirst
Mr Bell
Mr Bell
1 month ago

You can’t teach or educate the stupid, the moronic or those who haven’t got the intellect the investigate that validity of an issue themselves.

DH
DH
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr Bell

Hi mr bell, towit the difference between a prisoner and a hostage 👍

Quentin D63
Quentin D63
1 month ago

Question: Do all these “activitists” have regular day jobs?…

Quentin D63
Quentin D63
1 month ago

Question on the Port security. How did these buggers get all the way into the port and even onto the gangway?! How about stopping them at the port gates?! Too much public access given into the docks? We’ve got the “Rising Tide” activist group planning a similar protest but more of a blockade of Newcastle Port, Australia’s largest coal port over the weekend, all because of a port call by an Israeli ZIM ship and “coal” exports (mostly to China) no doubt. Hope the police and port authorities can hold them back.

Last edited 1 month ago by Quentin D63
Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Quentin D63

Depends on where she is moored, I don’t know Dublin Port very well, but Cork for example has very open quays where visiting ships tie up, there’s really only a couple which can be reasonably secured. The one most navies and cruise liners use for example is the Deep Water in Cobh which is completely open to the public even with ships alongside.

David Owen
David Owen
1 month ago

The thick brigade at it ,brain dead

Wasp snorter
Wasp snorter
1 month ago

Although a bunch of dumbasses who choose not to find the facts to challenge their own beliefs, they do have every right to demonstrate. It’s no different to an anti Vaxer demo or far right demo or pro Waitrose demo, if these people have nothing else to do then fine, as long as it’s not criminal.