Xmas Eve at Occupy Dame Street, Ireland, 24th December 2011. Liam O Maonlai, Glen Hansard and others came to play music in aid of the Simon Community.
Occupy Dame Street is a protest occupation in front of the Central Bank of Ireland in Dublin city centre. Calling for a change in the economic, political and social situation in Ireland and for direct participatory democracy. Expressing dissent against the bailouts, management of the "financial crisis" and current economic policy. The protest is unaffiliated to any political party or organisation and offers multiple alternatives. In concert with over 1000 other actions taking place around the world.