Protest Against Cutbacks this Saturday
Sinn Féin Councillor Jonathan O'Brien has called on people to take to the streets of this Saturday to protest against the government's economic policies and the EU/IMF bailout.
Cllr O'Brien said:
"This government is pawning Ireland's sovereignty to the EU and IMF to bail out banks and bondholders, and has published a four-year plan of cutbacks that will deepen the recession and kill any prospect of growth."
"They must not be allowed to bring in their budget on 7th December or conclude a deal with the IMF that would mortgage our country's future for a generation. We need Fianna Fail out, and an immediate election."
"Many people will be travelling to Dublin on Saturday to support the ICTU protest, but for those who cannot, it is important that there is an opportunity for people in Cork to show their disgust and anger at the government. I would encourage people to meet outside Brown Thomas at 2pm on Saturday to tell Brian Cowen that "Ireland is Not For Sale"
For further information or comment contact Cllr Jonathan O'Brien @ 085-2133907.