First things first : apologises for the delay in publishing this post – we had one of these to organise on the same weekend as the above-mentioned health march (which , incidentally , we managed to do , very successfully!) and we had technical trouble with our digital collection of photographs from the protest march , resulting in our having only the following two pics available for posting –
This traffic camera photo shows some of the crowd , as does this video .
Between 3,000 and 5,000 people took part in the trade union-organised protest march , at which RSF members were present from 12.30pm onwards , having taken-up position at the Parnell Monument at that time. The protest was deemed to be a success by the organisers and gave ordinary people an opportunity to voice their objection to the manner in which the millionaire politicians in Leinster House are purposely down-grading the health service that we tax-payers pay for in favour of a ‘Private’ system which only they and their type can afford and will , indeed, financially benefit from in the long run , at the expense of those of us lucky enough to have a poorly-paid job in the first place . Republican Sinn Féin will be out on the streets again over this issue whenever and wherever the opportunity arises…