10 September 2009 Edition
Government 'sucking life out of marginalised communities'
The protestors heard from a number of speakers including Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Larry O’Toole. CDPs are run by local voluntary managements and are responsible for generating millions of euro and hundreds of jobs into disadvantaged areas on a shoestring budget. One speaker was very plain in her comments: “McCarthy is a Fianna Fáil front. This government has tried to suck the energy out of volunteers in the hope that we would walk away. The only walking we will do is on your doors!”