‘LET’s Stand together’

people have been urged to stand together in the fight against cutbacks.

people have been urged to stand together in the fight against cutbacks.

The call was made at the latest in a series of meetings and protests held since the announcement of the budget.

Unions and politicians made the call as protesters opposed to cuts outlined in Budget 2012 and the household charge held rallies over the weekend

Speaking at a meeting in Ballybofey yesterday voicing opposition to threatened cuts to Community Employment Schemes, Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said: “People need to stand together. People are really hurting. All of us need to stand together...and hopefully we will win out at the end.”

He echoed a call from independent TD Thomas Pringle who said there has to be an end to sectorial interests. “If we save the Community Employment Schemes we want everyone in this room to come out and fight for other services. We will fight to maintain the schemes but I don’t want them maintained at the cost of something else.”

Several hundred Donegal people took to the streets over the weekend, with marchers protesting cuts in Community