Live coverage from WSM of Budget day protests


Wednesday 9th December saw the greatest budget attack on workers in Ireland in a couple of decades with services and pay being slashed. Many unions and other organisations called protests outside the Dail from the early morning to the late evening. WSM members took part in these protests throughout the day and provided live updates, photos and video from them via our twitter account which you can view or listen to in this article.

A selection of the tweets sent live from the Dail protest, the first is at about 5pm and the run backwards through time till the last which was sent around 1pm. Where they include a URL that URL is a photo, video or audio file. We have embedded some of the video and linked to some of the audio after the tweets


Footage of lunchtime Dublin Council of Trade Unions demonstration

Audio: Andrew Flood lists the groups and banners

The INTO demonstration around 4.30pm

Audio: Gregor Kerr explains the reasons for the INTO protest

Audio: Gregor Kerr speaking at the INTO protest about the ICTU negotiations and the need to build a strong trade union movement

The twitter box below shows the most recent updates posted to the WSM twitter feed, you can follow our updates at at