Occupy Dame Street may face legal action

Monday 21 November 2011 13.45
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Tents have been pitched since 8 October
Tents have been pitched since 8 October
Court order is to be sought tomorrow
Court order is to be sought tomorrow

The Central Bank of Ireland may seek a court order tomorrow to stop the Occupy Dame Street protest taking place.

The protest has been taking place since the first week in October, when tents were pitched outside the Central Bank on Dame Street.

The group said it has at "all times sought to engage the banks in constructive dialogue about our concerns about the plight of Irish people and society and remain ready to do so."

The group said its mission is to end corporate corruption and is acting in solidarity with other similar movements, such as Occupy Wall Street.

Among the group's demands is that the International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank stay out of Irish affairs.

The group is also demanding the return to the Irish people of oil and gas reserves off the Irish coast.

The demonstrations started with a Facebook and Twitter campaign.