18 September 2012
Ballyhea 'no to bondholders' march from Cork arrives at Dáil
50 residents of the tiny Cork townland carried signs in opposition to a planned pay-out of €1billion on an unsecured AIB bond on 1 October
THE ‘Ballyhea says No!’ protest group – opposing the handing over of taxpayers money to bail out bondholders – marched to the Dáil today to hand in a letter of protest to the Taoiseach.
They were met by Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty and other TDs.
The group has been marching at least once a week for the past 82 weeks against what they describe as “European Central Bank-enforced extortion of tens of billions from the Irish people”.
Around 50 residents of the tiny Cork townland, flanked by supporters from Dublin and elsewhere, marched from the Garden of Remembrance carrying signs in opposition to a planned pay-out of €1billion on an unsecured AIB bond on 1 October.
The letter they handed in to the Dáil called on the Government to stand up for the ordinary people of Ireland. Addressing Taoiseach Enda Kenny directly, the letter read:
“Get out from behind the coat-tails of Spain and Italy and do your own negotiating for your own people. If you’re unable to do that, do the honourable thing and leave the stage.”
The full letter handed in to Enda Kenny can be read here.
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