Protest Planned Against Banker Bailouts

A demonstration outside the Daíl has been planned in an effort to confront the Government over the taxpayers' bailing out of the banks.

The protest has been organised by the Right to Work Campaign, a coalition of parties, trade unions and community groups.

Led by People Before Profit Councillor Richard Boyd Barrett, the protest is believed to be the first in a number of rallies to be held against the Government's handling of the economic crisis.

The campaign asks what the €8 Billion given to Anglo Irish Bank alone could have done, such as providing a better health service, stopped social welfare cuts, pay mortgages for those in trouble or paid for the provision of Broadband across the State.

"Tens of billions of public money is being poured into the institutions that created the current crisis and yet there is no strategy apparent from the Government on creating jobs or protecting the vulnerable in our society," said Mr Boyd Barrett.

He added: "The only way this economic madness can stop is through a people's rebellion on the streets. We need to do what the pensioners did when the Government tried to rob them of their medical card entitlement, we need to do what people in Greece are doing and take to the streets."

The 'Take Action' march to the Dail is scheduled for Tuesday 11th May at 7:30pm in the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin.


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