About a week ago, comedian Morgan C Jones tweeted his intention to stand outside Leinster House next Thursday at midday.

He didn’t care if it ended up as a one man, silent protest, he just felt the need to do something. He invited others to come along if they shared his feelings.

It was one tweet among many, I noted it, and moved on.

How #YoureFFired began

Then Morgan tweeted again a few days later. And again this week. And a few people responded.

So I gave him a call, we chatted for twenty minutes, and I wrote up a piece for Newswhip.

This evening, Morgan tweeted again. More people responded. And to keep track of the expanding conversation, Morgan added a hashtag.

The #YoureFired silent protest will take place next Thursday at midday, outside the Kildare St entrance to Leinster House.

Flashmobs have fallen out of fashion in recent times. They’ve been hijacked by PR companies for product launches.

But as Morgan told me when I interviewed him yesterday morning: “You can start all the facebook groups you want but I wanted to do something more. So I’m just going to stand outside the Dáil. I don’t are how cold it is.”

Published by Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and tweeter, yet still finds himself underemployed. Go figure.

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