Extinction Rebellion, Trinity College, Environment, Carlow, Kildare, Climate Change, Dublin

Extinction Rebellion, Trinity College

Climate protesters shut down parts of Dublin in 'last resort' actions

Climate change protesters shut down parts of Dublin city in 'last resort' actions

8.10.2019

Climate change protesters shut down parts of Dublin city in 'last resort' actions

Paul McCormack-Cooney, an Extinction Rebellion organiser, said: 'We don’t want to be doing this, we don’t want to camp out in the rain and cold, but we have tried everything else'

Paul McCormack-Cooney, an Extinction Rebellion organiser, said the group feels these actions are a last resort.

“We’ll be doing a lot of public outreach, letting people know how bad the situation is, a lot of people haven’t stood toe to toe to how immediately it’s going to affect them.”

“The Irish government is complicit in ignoring the precautionary principle, and in failing to acknowledge that infinite economic growth on a planet with finite resources is not possible,” the letter read.

Protesters, young and old, held signs that read: “Rebel for life”, “The oceans are rising but so is Carlow” and “Time is running out”.

“I’ve honestly only taken this up in the last few years, I’m not proud to say I didn’t get in on it sooner, but I’m definitely here to stay.

The group’s “Rebel Camp” will be set up in Merrion Square Park, where some of the members plan to camp for the week.

"Yes, this means disruption of traffic. We don’t do this lightly. We do this after years of scientist’s warnings falling on deaf politicians’ ears.

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