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Ó Snodaigh announces details of state wide protests against education cuts

28 August, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Dublin Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has announced details of a day of action against cutbacks in the education sector which will take place tomorrow. The day will include pickets and protests throughout the state and is part of Sinn Féin’s campaign against the education cutbacks.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said, “Sinn Féin has announced that it will not tolerate, or stand idly by while this Government destroys our education infrastructure.

“Tomorrow’s actions are part of the campaign to stop the education cutbacks. It will include pickets on the constituency offices of Government Ministers and protests, petitions and information stalls in towns and cities across the state.” ENDS

Note to editors: Deputy Ó Snodaigh will be attending a number of pickets in his Dublin South Central constituency tomorrow and is available for comment all day. For comment contact Shaun Tracey on 0877735218.

Pickets and protests:

Dublin:
1. Ballyfermot 10am – Aengus Ó Snodaigh
2. Drimnagh 11am – Aengus Ó Snodaigh
3. Crumlin 12pm – Aengus Ó Snodaigh
4. GPO – Information stall and petition
5. Swords – Information stall and petition
6. Finglas – Information stall and petition
7. Picket at Pat Carey’s office
8. Picket at Brian Lenihan’s office
9. Picket at Paul Gogarty’s office

Donegal
1. Main Street Letterkenny – Niall Blaney's office 12pm
2. The Diamond, Donegal Town, 12pm
3. Mary Coughlan's office, 12pm
4. Westend, Buncrana 12 pm

Louth:
12.30 Saturday – Dundalk – letters of protest against education cuts being handed in by parents to Dermot Ahern’s Office (for Government / cabinet) – Arthur Morgan TD + SF elected reps in attendance
(Rest of week: SF elected reps leafleting schools throughout county)

Laois: – leafleting town centres at 1pm Saturday
1. Portlaoise 1pm
2. Mountmellick 1pm
3. Portarlington 1pm
4. Durrow 1pm

Offaly:
Tullamore – 1pm Saturday picket on Brian Cowen’s office

Meath:
Friday 3pm: picket at Noel Dempsey’s Office, Navan
(Rest of week: SF leafleting schools throughout county)

Cork:
Batt O’Keeffe's clinic

Waterford
City Centre protest

Clare
Protest in Ennis Town Centre

Sligo
Town Centre protest

Galway
City Centre protest

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