Some fantastic images here of Dublin women protesting in 1963 against the controversial ‘Turnover Tax’, which is explained in this blast from the past from The Irish Times. So controversial was the tax, it led to insults flying across the Dáil floor including “Thugs”, “Yellow”, “Contemptible”, “Coward”, “Perjurer” and “Low thing”. The images come primarily from the news media of the day, and are the kind of wonderful images that are forgotten to history unless someone goes about bringing them to public attention. The North Inner City Folklore Project thankfully saw the historic value of the images.
I like this first one for the fantastic slogan on the placard, “Stupid Men Make Stupid Taxes”. It shows a crowd of demonstrators passing College Green.
The Garda in the traffic box makes this one for me, although you’d miss him on first glance. Daniel O’Connell looks over proceedings.
Lastly, we have the protestors best weapon making an appearance, the megaphone!