Dublin Pride could be met with Coir protestsCity Centre, Dublin City, Featured Updates, News Friday, June 18th, 2010
The Chairperson of the Dublin Pride festival has said he is “disappointed” with the rumours that Cóir are to stage a protest at this year’s festival.
Speaking in an interview with tallyman.ie, Oisín O Reilly says “We are disappointed that anyone would protest at our celebration of equality, diversity and our commemoration of the Stonewall Riots”.
“However,” continues O’Reilly, “we respect everyones right to have an opinion and protest.”
Rumours aurrounding the Cóir protest first surfaced earlier this week on Maman Poulet.
Cóir are a group that were heavily active in campaigning against the Lisbon treaty, and are closely linked with staunchly conservative groups like Muintir na hÉireann, who were active in the 1990s.
The organizers of the Dublin Pride festival will be consulting with the Gardaí before any potential protest. “As part of the normal planning process for each Pride Festival we continually liaise with the Gardaí and other agencies and we shall raise the matter with them in the course of normal planning.”
The Dublin Pride festival began yesterday and runs until next week.
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