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Sinn Féin to take to the streets to oppose family home tax legislation

8 December, 2012

Sinn Féin activists across the 26 counties will mobilise against the family home tax introduced by Fine Gael and Labour in Budget 2013.

Elected representatives, activists, supporters and ordinary people who are angry at the cuts and stealth taxes contained in the budget will take part in protests, information stalls and leaflet drops today, Saturday to show their opposition.

Speaking in the aftermath of Budget 2013 Mary Lou McDonald TD said that “the campaign against this unfair tax on the family home has already begun.

“Sinn Féin will be active across the state today and throughout the days and nights of next week.

“We are also calling for a major mobilisation at the Dáil at 2pm on Friday 14th December when the legislation is being debated.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to get out on the streets and show your opposition to this unfair tax before the government rushes it into law.”

List of areas campaigning today:


Ennis – Stall with leaflets, PA system, SF representatives will make addresses


Tipperary Town – Information stall in the town centre

Thurles – Leaflet drop at Liberty Square

Neenagh – Information stall

Clonmel – Information stall

Carrick On Suir – Information stall on main street

Cashel – Information stall and protest at Fine Gael constituency office (Tom Hayes)

Roscrea – Information stall at shopping centre on Friday evening


Cobh – Information stall

Youghal – Leaflet drop

Mitchellstown – Leaflet drop

Mallow – Information stall

Cork City – Rally at Dawn Square 1pm

Charleville – Information stall

Kenturk – Leaflets

Ballincollig – Information stall

Bantry – Information stall in the square

Dunmanway – Information stall

Bandon – Rally at 12 noon at the bridge

Clonakilty – Leaflet drop


Limerick City – Leaflet drop

Newcastle West – Leaflet drop

Abbeyfeale – Leaflet drop


Inchicore – Protest

Ballyfermot – Information stall

Crumlin – Information stall

Walkinstown – Information stall

Dundrum and Rathfarnam – Information stall at Nutgrove shopping centre

Blanchardstown – Protest/leaflets at Blanchardstown shopping centre


Tralee – Lunchtime leaflet canvass


Waterford – Leaflet canvass


Castlebar – Leaflet canvass, Market Sq 1pm

Ballina – Leaflet canvass 1pm


Galway City – Leaflet canvass, Shop St 1pm


Leaflet canvass in Carndonagh, Buncrana, Donegal Town and Stranorlar

Dungloe – Public meeting, Ionad Timpeall Croine 8pm


Bray Town Hall 1pm

Protest at Simon Harris TD Office and leaflet canvass on main street

Baltinglass  1pm

Protest at Billy Timmins TD Office


Gorey Main Street  1pm

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Kilkenny City 12pm

Leaflet canvass


The Square, Dundalk 12 noon

Ardee – Leaflet canvass


Kells, Ashbourne, Trim, Athboy – Leaflet canvass


Mullingar, Athlone – Leaflet canvass


Birr, Edenderry – Canvass


Portlaois – Leaflet canvass

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