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Nicola Anderson: Long, lonely vigil for Dail protesters

Activists brave weather day after day in faint hope of making a difference

Published 28/01/2011 | 05:00

THE placards are varied but the faces are constant. They are the campaigners who brave hail, rain and snow -- and perhaps worst of all, that perennial bitter wind -- to stand outside the Dail to fight what is generally a pretty disheartening battle.

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Justice for a beloved sister who had fallen between the cracks of the "care system", land corruption or, more usually, the general disillusionment with the state of Irish society, their gripes span the spectrum.

Others merely disseminate information -- on topics from the fluoridation of water to computer printouts on Republicanism.

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