Since the beginning of this year the Irish government has deported an average of one person a day from the state. The government has also negotiated 're-admission' agreements with the Romanian and Nigerian governments - which will result in an increase in the number of deportations in coming weeks and months.
The Irish government's pro-deportation policy is part of the ever tightening 'Fortress Europe'. As governments throughout Europe dismantle all barriers to the free flow of capital, barriers to the movement of people are increased - proving yet again that the world is run in the interests of the rich rather than of human need.
The Workers Solidarity Movement is organising a contingent for Saturday's demonstration under the slogan 'No Human being Is Illegal'. Come along and march with the red and black flags. The bigger the protest, the clearer the message will be that Irish people - with our history of being forced to emigrate - will not allow the deportation of people who come here seeking a better life.
Say no to deportations
Assemble Department of Justice, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
2pm, Saturday 16th June