Ban on protests at politicians’ homes ‘compatible with Constitution’

Following the killing of British MP David Amess, security measures for protection of public figures here are also being reassessed

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
31st October, 2021
Ban on protests at politicians’ homes ‘compatible with Constitution’
Protesters outside Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s house in Dublin 8. ‘Protesters can cause enormous disruption for other people and for your neighbours.’ Picture: Collins

A ban on protests outside politicians’ homes could be compatible with the Constitution, Thomas Byrne has said.

It comes as a review into ministers’ security by the Garda and the Department of Justice has been extended to include all TDs, following the killing of David Amess, the British MP, earlier this month, who was stabbed to death during constituency meetings earlier this month. Amess’s death has sparked a debate about the safety and welfare...

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