We at Health Freedom Ireland have major concerns about the proportionality of the ongoing restrictions and measures.
Your freedom to choose, in relation to bodily integrity, is rapidly being diminished under the guise of a 'public health crisis'.
Experts across the world are challenging the supposed threat level of COVID-19, and demanding justification for the restrictions we are seeing in Ireland and elsewhere.
We are also highly concerned with the possibility of restrictions and mandates continuing into the longer term such as:
- Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines, or restrictions for those who choose not to avail of them
- Mandatory COVID-19 testing at airports,
- Mandatory wearing of masks
- Automated temperature checks at store entrances
- Bullying over using the store-provided hand sanitisers, even when people bring their own
- Discussion of social distancing and other measures in schools
If you share these concerns, then we implore you on behalf of yourself, your family and your next generation, to please join us on 22 August and let us stand together to let our government know we will not accept unjustified restrictions.
Why join us on the day?
As an organisation we are committed to factual research. We have spent the last few months looking at scientific evidence for the imposed measures, their individual merits and proportionality. In other words, are these measures effective and do they make sense?
What we have found is highly concerning. The government's decisions don't seem to be based on a strong scientific base. Risk / benefit assessments have not been done and many of the restrictions seem arbitrary at best. Think for example of the recommendation that pub visits are only safe when a meal valued at a minimum of 9 EUR is consumed.
Equally, if not more concerning, is the fact that alternative opinions are not being heard. These are even actively suppressed and presented as false science. Only the opinions of a very small minority of scientists and doctors seem to make it into the news and are considered as basis for government policy. Worryingly, many of these 'government advisors' are not unbiased. The premise of good science is to look at the merits of different, even opposing arguments. None of this seems to be happening.
We expect the government to honour the ethos of science which requires:
- Respect for rational and honest discussion
- A desire for peer-to-peer discussion and review
- The ability to change your position when the evidence merits it
- An intolerance of distortion and misrepresentation
- A skeptical interrogation of accepted notions
Join us on the 22nd of August and stand for the right to choose. Let the government know that any public measures MUST be based on factual evidence and scientific debate.
What do we stand for?
- Informed choice
- Reliance on factual evidence
- Unbiased information
- Truth & Honesty
- Open questioning
- Peaceful conduct
What else do I need to know about the day?
We are standing together with the Yellow Vests Ireland and potentially other groups that share our outlined concerns on the day.
People joining this protest specifically in support of Health Freedom Ireland will be wearing purple t-shirts or hoodies on the day. You can bring your own or pre-order yours now if you wish to show your support of this cause.
There will be a few short talks on the day highlighting the key concerns the Yellow Vests and Health Freedom Ireland have with the ongoing restrictions. Following the talks we may do a short march. We will follow the guidance of the Yellow Vests on this, who will ensure smooth proceedings for all participants.
We will meet at the Custom House in Dublin along the river at 2pm on Saturday 22 August.
T-Shirt & Hoodie sales are now closed. All orders can be picked up on the day
Download our free poster
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Protest Poster for print and distribution
Download this poster for free. Print it and put it up in your community. You can also share it with friends or those most impacted by current restrictions like your local publican, small business owners, performers or those in the travel and tourism industry.
Check out our latest blog posts
- Motion re Extension of Sunset Clause for Parts 3 & 5 of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (Department of Health)
- Interview with Paul Cullen (Irish Times)
- URGENT QUESTIONS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
- IMPORTANT FOR RALLY PARTICIPANTS:
- Press release – Protest October 3rd