Protests draw hundreds around the county

Carolyn Farrar

Reporter:

Carolyn Farrar

Protests held on Sunday in towns around the county drew crowds estimated at more than 1,000 people, as Donegal people took their opposition to Budget 2012 to the streets.

Protests held on Sunday in towns around the county drew crowds estimated at more than 1,000 people, as Donegal people took their opposition to Budget 2012 to the streets.

Joe Murphy of Buncrana, who with his son last month engaged in a 25mph drive-slow protest from Donegal to Dublin, had called for protests in every town in the county on Jan. 6th. He was pleased with the results.

“Hopefully the people will stick together now and keep going,” Mr. Murphy said.

Protests were held in Buncrana, Gleneely, Newtowncunningham, Letterkenny, Castlefin, Convoy, Ramelton, Carrigart, Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh, with reports of protests planned for other towns as well.

Mr. Murphy had suggested protests to send the message to government: “Enough is Enough”. Sunday’s protests brought together members of the public who had not before been involved in political action, activists from different county-wide campaigns, and some elected representatives.

FULL STORY AND PICTORIAL COVERAGE IN TUESDAY’S DONEGAL DEMOCRAT AND DONEGAL PEOPLE’S PRESS.