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Carnival campaign to keep Bewleys open

24 November, 2004

Sinn Féin Representative for Dublin South East, Councillor Daithí Doolan has today called on the public, "to lend their support to the campaign to keep Bewleys open which is being launched this morning outside Bewleys on Grafton St."

Speaking this morning Councillor Doolan said:

"Following the establishment of a broad based campaign group it was agreed last weekend to publicly launch the campaign outside Bewleys itself. It is planned to have a carnival like atmosphere. The events will kick off at 11am today and will include music, street theatre and poetry.

"I have written to the Minister for Environment, Heritage & Local Government Dick Roche in an attempt to to keep the cafes open. It is clear that the minister has a responsibility to protect the jobs and heritage that are at stake here. For generations Bewleys has been linked with Dublin, both at home and abroad, and it is time for all of us to rally round and keep the cafes open."

In conclusion Cllr. Doolan said he was, "very confident that today‚s events can ensure that outside interests will realise that it is well worth investing in and keeping it open and serving the public for generations to come."

The public launch of the Campaign to Save Our Bewleys today 11am-1pm Bewleys Grafton Street. ENDS

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