Unions mobilise against politics of hate
by Bernard Harbor

Fórsa and other leading trade unions are urging members to support a rally for peace, and against the politics of hatred, which will take place outside the Dáil from 1pm on Saturday 14th December.

The event, which is also being backed by faith and community groups, will bring people and families together “to sing and eat mince-pies in the spirit of the festive season, and to stand up for an Ireland where everyone feels safe and welcome,” according to the organisers.

The initiative is, in part, a response to small gatherings of anti-immigrant agitators, which have been taking place in recent weeks.

Along with Fórsa, the peace event is supported by Siptu, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Unite and Mandate, as well as the Dublin City Interfaith Forum, the National Women’s Council of Ireland, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, and the Irish Network Against Racism.

The rally takes place at 1pm on Saturday 14th December outside the Dáil in Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

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