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27 Nov 2019 | 12:36 PM UTC

Ireland: Transportation disruptions in Dublin amid farmer protest November 27 /update 1

Farmers protest in Dublin for second consecutive day on November 27, causing significant transportation disruptions; additional demonstrations possible over the coming days

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Event

Significant transportation disruptions were reported in Dublin on Wednesday, November 27, as farmers protested for a second consecutive day. According to police officials, the demonstration has caused delays on all bus routes and the closure of several major thoroughfares, including Kildare Street. Farmers have threatened to continue protesting should the government fail to meet their demands.

Additional demonstrations are possible over the coming days. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are likely near all protest sites

Context

Independent farmers are protesting perceived neglect of rural Ireland and demanding government to act on six key issues, regarding a carbon tax, protection of family farms, and reform of state agencies.

Advice

Individuals in Dublin and across Ireland are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and public gatherings, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.