Groups of anti-vaccination demonstrators staged a protest outside Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly’s home in north Wicklow.
The protests were staged on Friday night and Sunday afternoon and have received condemnation from public representatives across many political parties.
Among the protesters, who were holding placards regarding vaccinations, was activist Dee Wall.
In one of the videos that was filmed outside Donnelly’s home, Wall accuses medical workers of being involved in the murder of Irish people and promised that they would be brought before a court.
No incidents were reported and those present did not go beyond the property boundaries.
Gardaí stated that the demonstration passed without incident.
Some of the slogans being displayed on the banners included “blood on their hands” and “99.9% survival rate”.
Responding to the protests, Deputy Steven Matthews stated, “A private home where partners and children reside is never an appropriate place to bring protest,” while adding that it’s “terrifying for children, upsetting for neighbours and a complete invasion of privacy.”
Matthews said that while politicians should be held accountable for their work while in office, there are existing methods for holding them accountable with the ballot box being the most powerful.
IMAGE – Stephen Donnelly