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UCD professor Dolores Cahill refused entry to RDS count centre

UCD professor and anti-lockdown campaigner Dolores Cahill were refused entry to an election count centre in Dublin for not wearing a face mask.

Cahill, who ran as an independent candidate in the Dublin Bay South by-election, had attempted to gain access to the count centre in the RDS after pushing through gardaí and security officers.


Backed by some of her supporters, Cahill was blocked from entering the premises by gardaí after they repeatedly asked her to wear a mask.

Gardaí had told her that the returning officer would grant her access to the building once she wore a mask.

Stating that she wants to see her voters being counted, Cahill claimed that the staff were breaking the law and had no authority to stop her from overseeing the votes being counted while adding, “I have inalienable rights as a natural person to bodily integrity and we need to uphold democracy.”


Following the incident, a number of Cahill’s colleagues spoke out against her on social media with one UCD professor Tweeting on her behaviour, stating that it was “thuggish and ignorant”.


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