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Headford Road currently blocked at Carrowbrowne due to a protest

  • 11-05-2020 11:08pm
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Not speculation. Headford Road currently blocked at Carrowbrowne due to a protest. 40-50 people out on the road blocking traffic. Cars being turned around and not allowed to proceed.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,303 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Not speculation. Headford Road currently blocked at Carrowbrowne due to a protest. 40-50 people out on the road blocking traffic. Cars being turned around and not allowed to proceed.

    Strange that Google maps show no delays


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Discodog wrote: »
    Strange that Google maps show no delays

    It's not showing any colour, green red or otherwise on that stretch of road.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,830 ✭✭✭ _Whimsical_


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Not speculation. Headford Road currently blocked at Carrowbrowne due to a protest. 40-50 people out on the road blocking traffic. Cars being turned around and not allowed to proceed.

    Any indication of what they're protesting about?
    Are there placards or is it just angry people stamping feet?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Any indication of what they're protesting about?
    Are there placards or is it just angry people stamping feet?

    I just posted what I know to be fact. Not going to engage in speculation. I'm sure there are a few posts on social media by now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,299 ✭✭✭ jammiedodgers


    Very concerned to be sent this video circulating tonight of the Headford Rd being blocked off in protest against Garda checkpoints in the area. An ambulance was blocked for a period of time on the road as it was unable to get through and I'm advised that a number of nurses going to work, and one on their way home after completing a long shift, were also prevented from proceeding along the road. I have spoken to Gardaí in the area and the situation is now under control and the road open. I want to make it clear that this is entirely unacceptable and is condoned by all in the wider area. The Gardaí have been doing an incredible job and are there for everyone's safety and benefit during this national crisis and perfectly upholding the laws. Everyone is in this together and we must all play our part to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

    Per Cllr James Charity on Facebook along with a video


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  • Registered Users Posts: 977 ✭✭✭ cfeeneyinterior




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,457 ✭✭✭ Laviski


    Ssssshhhhh folks,
    Can't be talking about anything like here to single out a particular group despite the obvious which isn't rumour, they are a law onto themselves. Wouldn't allow emergency service to get through....

    I'll feel for any guard having to be near to diffuse the situation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,857 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Zzippy wrote: »
    It's not showing any colour, green red or otherwise on that stretch of road.

    It didn't last night either. AFAIK it doesn't show at times when volumes are light.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Not speculation. Headford Road currently blocked at Carrowbrowne due to a protest. 40-50 people out on the road blocking traffic. Cars being turned around and not allowed to proceed.

    Not a single “protester” adhering to social distance. What the hell are they protesting for?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,477 youngrun


    Finally some people have the courage to protest against the infernal restrictions and loss of freedoms.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,303 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    Not a single “protester” adhering to social distance. What the hell are they protesting for?

    I would have zero sympathy for that particular group but I think the Gardai got this very wrong. Whilst they stopped everyone, it was clear that the checkpoints were targeting one group. Anyone that had a checkpoint, each side of their home, practically 24/7 for days would feel singled out. A single undercover car could of done the job with minimal fuss.

    Looks like the checkpoints are back this morning.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,817 ✭✭✭ Bullocks


    Discodog wrote: »
    I would have zero sympathy for that particular group but I think the Gardai got this very wrong. Whilst they stopped everyone, it was clear that the checkpoints were targeting one group. Anyone that had a checkpoint, each side of their home, practically 24/7 for days would feel singled out. A single undercover car could of done the job with minimal fuss.

    Looks like the checkpoints are back this morning.

    A single car couldn't have covered either side of the site.
    The guards are trying to protect everyone else, I don't think they had any choice but to set up like they did.
    They swing out onto the road there with the horses and assume everyone else will see them coming and stop, it was only a short matter of time before someone got smathered by a car the way they were carrying on.

    Would the cops have been allowed to use their batons to disperse the crowd when they were blocking the ambulance I wonder? Some clowns not to let that past


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,695 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    Isn't that in the County?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,457 ✭✭✭ Laviski


    Bullocks wrote: »
    A single car couldn't have covered either side of the site.
    The guards are trying to protect everyone else, I don't think they had any choice but to set up like they did.
    They swing out onto the road there with the horses and assume everyone else will see them coming and stop, it was only a short matter of time before someone got smathered by a car the way they were carrying on.

    Would the cops have been allowed to use their batons to disperse the crowd when they were blocking the ambulance I wonder? Some clowns not to let that past

    in a different era a solution would have happened to sort this out.

    but can't affect their culture sure, so doom the rest of us as a result with their behavior and antics


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,857 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    youngrun wrote: »
    Finally some people have the courage to protest against the infernal restrictions and loss of freedoms.

    Yeah, tell that to the people whose loved ones have died of Covid.

    <<rolleyes>>


  • Registered Users Posts: 201 ✭✭ cal naughton


    zell12 wrote: »
    Isn't that in the County?

    Ha I was wondering when somebody would bring this up!


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Meh, it can stay.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,073 ✭✭✭ Wompa1


    On the other thread someone mention the sulkies but I didn't want to add to it since there was warnings on it. A couple of weeks ago when driving back toward Headford, there were two young lads flying on Sulkies.

    They brought it on themselves.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Evelynn Melodic Fluid


    Discodog wrote: »
    I would have zero sympathy for that particular group but I think the Gardai got this very wrong. Whilst they stopped everyone, it was clear that the checkpoints were targeting one group. Anyone that had a checkpoint, each side of their home, practically 24/7 for days would feel singled out. A single undercover car could of done the job with minimal fuss.

    Looks like the checkpoints are back this morning.

    They deserve to be singled out. You would swear you were talking about law abiding model citizens.
    youngrun wrote: »
    Finally some people have the courage to protest against the infernal restrictions and loss of freedoms.

    You really have a very poor understanding of the situation.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,454 Blondie919


    youngrun wrote: »
    Finally some people have the courage to protest against the infernal restrictions and loss of freedoms.

    I don't think you know the true reason here.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,303 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    They deserve to be singled out. You would swear you were talking about law abiding model citizens.



    You really have a very poor understanding of the situation.

    My concern is purely that I think they could be being given ammunition for a discrimination case. It's very clear why the two checkpoints have been set up & it's pretty unique.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,477 youngrun


    They deserve to be singled out. You would swear you were talking about law abiding model citizens.



    You really have a very poor understanding of the situation.

    Why do they deserve to be singled out ?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,477 youngrun


    Blondie919 wrote: »
    I don't think you know the true reason here.

    Please explain?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,454 Blondie919


    youngrun wrote: »
    Please explain?

    Why are they brave to protest against travel restrictions which everyone of us in this country has been asked and directed to by our government? What right do they have to block off a national road? It's an illegal act in which there is no social distancing being taken. Why should they be allowed to put others lives at risk? There is no justifiable reason for it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,994 ✭✭✭ alias no.9


    youngrun wrote: »
    Why do they deserve to be singled out ?

    As long as they're being singled out on the basis of their own actions, nothing wrong with it.

    I'm sure any others acting in a similar manner would be singled out in the same way.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,454 Blondie919


    Are they actually protesting? I haven't heard or seen a spokesperson come out to tell us why they are protesting. No other group has protested against restrictions in this city, county or country. What are they really "protesting" about?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,454 Blondie919


    youngrun wrote: »
    Why do they deserve to be singled out ?

    They are being singled out because they are the only people who have taken this stance against restrictions in this country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,817 ✭✭✭ Bullocks


    Discodog wrote: »
    My concern is purely that I think they could be being given ammunition for a discrimination case. It's very clear why the two checkpoints have been set up & it's pretty unique.

    I hope if they did take a case that a judge would be quick to throw it out but of course in this country you never know if common sense will prevail in a courtroom


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,454 Blondie919


    Bullocks wrote: »
    I hope if they did take a case that a judge would be quick to throw it out but of course in this country you never know if common sense will prevail in a courtroom

    If they do take a case I would hope the public outcry would be massive.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,866 ✭✭✭ raind


    youngrun wrote: »
    Why do they deserve to be singled out ?

    Because in this case specifically, widespread movement was observed in and out of a given location where a certain group resided indicating both continued operation of their normal non essential "business", and continued interaction with members of the group living elsewhere. Also been suggested that there may be positive cases within the group also. So its targeted policing based on observed behaviour and the very opposite of singling out


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