Congress supports Dublin rally against hatred - Saturday 14th Dec

12 Dec 2019

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Congress General Secretary Patricia King has expressed support for trade unions, community groups and non-governmental organisations holding a Rally for Peace on Earth – Against the Politics of Hatred on Saturday 14th in Kildare Street, Dublin. It is an occasion for people to gather, sing in the spirit of the festive season, and show public support against bigotry, division and hate speech.

Patricia King said, “people who have made a home in Ireland or who are on the fringes of society must not be marginalised or subject to racist comment or abuse, we need to stand up and defend them”.  The General Secretary said “this week 2,000 people from 100 countries were conferred with Irish citizenship. They pledged loyalty to the state and it's democratic values, we, in turn, must respect them and ensure that all people are made feel safe and welcome”

SIPTU, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) UNITE, Fórsa and Mandate will be among the trade unions supporting the rally.

Venue: Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Date: Saturday, 14th December

Time: 1.00 p.m.

Contact: Conor Kavanagh

Communications Office  0868116607