The Irish Tea Revolution, Part 2 – What was it like?

2 July 2018 2.45am A little over six months after the Irish Tea Rebellion of November 2017, a group of young activists are organising another rebellion in Dublin.

A small group of people, who call themselves ‘Irish Tea Rebels’, have been planning to take part in a new movement known as the ‘Irish Revolution’ for the past two years.

The group is currently meeting in the City of Cork, a small city in the south-west of Ireland, for the second time in less than two years, after attending protests at other protests in Dublin in 2017.

Organisers are currently looking to recruit local people for the event.

“We have been in contact with local people, with a couple of people we met in Cork, and the Irish Revolution is something that they have been wanting to organise,” said one of the organisers, Joe O’Leary.

Irish Tea Revolt’s website states that the movement is about bringing back the “spirit of the Irish past” and “to reclaim the place that has been stolen by the British”.

Joe O’Malley (left) and his son Sean (right) attend a protest outside the UK embassy in Dublin, Ireland, in 2016.

The Irish Revolution aims to “liberate the historic places of the Republic from the grip of foreign powers”, as well as the “historic and cultural sites” of the British Empire, including “historic pubs, pubs and the city centre”.

It’s estimated that over 3 million Irish people have been killed by the government of Queen Elizabeth II since the 1916 Rising, and it is one of Ireland’s longest-running protests, with marches, protests and even riots taking place every year.

But as the Irish revolution has progressed, there have been a number of changes in Irish politics, from the repeal of the 1916 Act of Union in December 2017, to a new referendum on independence in 2021.

It is thought that, despite the changes in politics, the Irish tea revolution has become a rallying point for Irish nationalists, who see the “revolutionary” nature of the protest as a threat to their authority.

“They have always been the bigots,” said O’Reilly, who is also the co-director of a research project about the Irish nationalist movement, ‘The Irish Tea Revolts’, which is currently under construction.

“They’ve always been very angry about the way the British rule is going, and that’s something that is really been driving the Irish Revolutions.”

‘A great opportunity’ But it is not all bad news for the Irish rebels.

Irish Tea Rebels are also aiming to make a difference in other areas of Irish society, with plans to host a tea-making contest, which they hope will be a “great opportunity” to teach students how to make tea.

“The people who are going to come out are people who have never been involved in politics before, and they’re going to learn how to take tea, how to ferment tea and how to roast the tea and that will be really helpful,” said the organizer, Joe.

“And they are going, ‘Wow, I’m a big fan of Irish Tea and I think it’s really going to help me understand the people who I’m speaking to’.”

Irish Tea Rebellion is also aiming at improving the health of people living in the Dublin CBD, who are often neglected in local health services.

“It’s important for people in the city, and especially in the CBD, to have a healthy lifestyle, and a healthy body, so that’s why we’re organising this event,” Joe said.

Dublin’s Irish Tea Party event.

(Photo by Joe OReilly) Ahead of the second protest in Dublin on Monday, Irish Tea rebels will also be planning a protest on the outskirts of the city on the night of the event, to protest against the current Government.

On Saturday, a meeting of the group, which has so far been attended by more than 30 people, will be held at a coffee shop in the centre of Dublin, to discuss how to prepare for the protest.

An event at the same venue, which is being organised by Irish Tea Rebel leader Joe OLeary, will also feature a discussion on the issues facing the Irish people today, such as the Brexit vote and the economic crisis.

Meanwhile, Irish tea rebel organisation ‘IrishTeaRevolt.ie’ is organising a demonstration on Monday at the home of an elderly Irish woman who has dementia.

The event will be attended by a local resident, and will be about the “reclaiming” of her home, from “foreign power” and the “infestation of the elderly”.

A Facebook page for the demonstration states: “Irish Tea Revolution is about reclaiming our home, reclaiming ourselves, reclaim the land, reclaim our land.

This is what Irish Tea has been all about.”