Wednesday, November 24, 2010

No to Bailout, No to Cutbacks- Protest this Evening

No to Bailout, No to Cutbacks - Protest this Evening

Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan O'Brien has invited people to support the protest the party is organising this evening against the EU/IMF bailout for the banks and the proposed budget cuts. The protest will begin at 5.30 at the National Monument and will proceed to City Hall where councillors will be leaving a budget meeting at 6pm.

Cllr O'Brien said:

"The Fianna Fáil government are clinging to power despite having lost the confidence of their coalition partners and the people. They are determined to conclude a deal with the IMF to bail out the banks and to pass a hairshirt budget before they leave office. If they succeed, the consequence will be to load the Irish people with billions more in debt for the benefit of international bondholders, and to kill any prospects of growth in the economy."

"It is time to take a stand and to demand that Fianna Fáil go. We need an election now with the people given the opportunity to have a meaningful say in the future direction of this country. We are asking people to turn out tonight to send Brian Cowen and his ministers a message that is loud and clear; your time is up, you have no mandate to sell out this country to the IMF, it is time to go."

For further information or comment contact Jonathan O'Brien @ 085-2133907

1 comment:

  1. I'll be there! Minimum wage down 11.5%! Public Service Pensioners down 6-9% (they've already been stung twice to the tune of 14%)! Tax bands widened BUT Corporation Tax stays at 12.5%? Property tax on a house that's lost 30% of it's value & I can't afford to live in it as I am unemployed? NO WAY!
    Definitely the poor & (potentially in the budget)the unemployed are taking it on the chin again!