New Events

Galway

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link Belarus: Like Russia but If Schwab Didnâ... Fri Jan 21, 2022 06:31 | Edward Slavsquat

offsite link China Has Edged Ahead of Russia in Air v... Fri Jan 21, 2022 04:45 | Justin Bronk

offsite link Parliament of Freedom Shithole Austria A... Fri Jan 21, 2022 03:50 | The Local

offsite link Honest Joe Biden Levels With Kiev Thu Jan 20, 2022 17:54 | Marko Marjanović

offsite link Dugin: Having Pulled the Gun Russia Must... Thu Jan 20, 2022 13:42 | Alexander Dugin

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link A Short-Term Geopolitical Forecast Thu Jan 20, 2022 22:32 | amarynth
By Dmitry Orlov and posted with the author’s permission Ever since Putin announced his demands for security guarantees from the US and NATO (in brief, stop NATO’s eastward expansion, have

offsite link The Saker blog and its ranking compared to others :-) Thu Jan 20, 2022 20:50 | The Saker
As I have said many many times, I don’t care one bit about the amount of people who read the Saker blog.  I do care only about the quality of

offsite link The (apparent) disagreement between Ze and ?Biden? Thu Jan 20, 2022 18:49 | The Saker
As I mentioned it yesterday, Biden said something rather weird yesterday.  He said: Quote: ?Russia will be held accountable if it invades and it depends on what it does ?

offsite link ?We?re Optimistic? | Head of Russian Delegation in Vienna Ahead of Security Talks with US Thu Jan 20, 2022 15:41 | amarynth
Head of Russian delegation in Vienna on Arms Control, Konstantin Gavrilov, says Russia is hoping for a breakthrough in security talks with US amid rising tensions with Ukraine  

offsite link Ayatollah Raisi at the State Duma of Russia Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:37 | amarynth
Iran seeks “maximum interaction” with all countries around the world based on increasing formation of a “civilised global community” As one of his travel plans to Russia, the President of

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Irish media mote in the eye

offsite link King Hammurabi: Builders law Anthony

offsite link Michael Clifford: low standards in journalism Anthony

offsite link Are the wheels of justice creaking into action? Anthony

offsite link Middle class revolution Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link US bombings in Syria and Iraq violate US Constitution Thu Jan 20, 2022 08:28 | en

offsite link Hillary's comeback? Thu Jan 20, 2022 07:56 | en

offsite link NATO expands its membership unwittingly (Ben Wallace) Thu Jan 20, 2022 06:52 | en

offsite link In the 1980s, the Pentagon was preparing a nuclear war in Iran Wed Jan 19, 2022 17:06 | en

offsite link Iran reopens office at OIC Headquarters afer 6 years Wed Jan 19, 2022 08:51 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Galway Restaurant Is First Business In Ireland To Challenge Vaccine Pass In Court

category galway | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Monday October 11, 2021 00:06author by Anti Lockdown Report this post to the editors

GALWAY RESTAURANT IS THE FIRST BUSINESS IN IRELAND TO CHALLENGE THE VACCINE PASS AT COURT ON GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION 

GALWAY RESTAURANT IS THE FIRST BUSINESS IN IRELAND TO CHALLENGE THE VACCINE PASS AT COURT ON GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION

A District Court Judge in Galway was asked on Monday 4th October to set aside a Compliance Notice issued on 20th August and which had been served upon the owners of a well known Italian restaurant in Galway City known as Il Vicolo.

The Restaurant had been served with the notice by a number of HSE compliance officers appointed under the Health Acts 1947-2021 (as amended) otherwise known as the ‘Indoor Dining Legislation’. The Restaurant was appealing the order whilst the HSE were seeking to shut the restaurant down by way of a cessation order. The Restaurant had been inspected on several occasions because of their stance and was shut down for two days in September following a HSE application for an emergency cessation order.

Oisin Collins Senior Counsel for the restaurant submitted that the EU Digital Covid Certificate Regulation provided for a third category of testing. This had been included at a European level in order to avoid issues of direct and indirect discrimination as people may not be able to get a vaccine or may choose to get a vaccine. This omission was a clear breach of the regulation itself, European privacy law, the Constitution, the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and the EU Convention on Human Rights. He submitted that his position on the issue of discrimination was unanswerable.

In reply, Stephen Moran BL for the HSE said the Irish Government were effectively 'at large' in relation to how they wished to deal with the issue of re-opening pubs and restaurants at a domestic level given the serious threat to public health and the rise in cases due to the Delta variant.

District Judge, John King having heard detailed submissions on discrimination, decided that he did not have to rule on this issue as the Compliance Notice only went so far as to require records rather than prohibit people from entering.

Gerry commented after the hearing:

‘Our restaurant has been non-stop inspected by Compliance Officers since this law was imposed because of our non-discriminatory stance and this has been our third time to appear at court. It was very difficult for my entire staff when we were shut down without notice and we all suffered financial loss. I work on my instinct and right from the get go I had a strong feeling that this law is wrong, discriminatory and divisive. My principles and convictions are very important to me. I have two children and a baby on the way and I feel that it is my moral and ethical duty to challenge such laws and policies. For if we do not take a stance and legally challenge the erosion of our civil and constitutional rights what future have our children?’.

Lawyers For Justice wish to commend owner Gerry McMahon and the staff of Il Vicola, particularly Breffni Archer, for demonstrating such courage, integrity and strength of conviction.

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi:

'Fear Is The Enemy'

author by NApublication date Tue Nov 09, 2021 21:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

HAIL THESE BRAVE PEOPLE. WE WILL DEFINITELY GO TO EAT THERE AND BOYCOTT ALL THE COLLABORATORS WHO DEMAND NEO-NAZI PASSES.

WE ARE NOT ANIMALS OR CATTLE, WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS. VX PASSES ARE FOR FARM ANIMALS!

 
© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy