Students to hold peaceful protest in Ennis

Students to hold peaceful protest in Ennis


Students seeking to highlight how climate change threatens the future of the planet, will hold a protest in O’Connell Square in Ennis this Friday.

Fridays for Future Clare’, a student-led group, will be hold the day of peaceful demonstration that will consist of a school strike and a general strike.

The organisers say: “Everyone is welcome, everyone is required if we want to make an impact. Part of the day will include a street classroom, at which students and speakers will turn the tables and teach the public and politicians about how climate change threatens our existence as a species.”

“As the young generation we must do everything we can to protect our planet, to ensure that when we inherit this Earth, we will still have an inhabitable planet to live on. We are the future. We are being threatened by inaction and ignorance. Join us on Friday to take action, and to tackle ignorance,” a spokesperson said.

The protest schedule is:

10-12:30 – General striking/demonstration at the Height ins Ennis

12:30-13:30 – Presentations at the height

13:30-15:00 – Street classroom in the market

15:00-15:30 – General striking/demonstration at the Height

15:30-16:00 – March from the market to county council building


Listen to some of the students speaking on Clare FM this week.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.