Protest at secret FF Conference

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Press Release – June 24th PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT TO HOLD PROTEST AT SECRET FIANNA FAIL ARD FHEIS IN DUBLIN TONIGHT.

The People Before Profit Alliance has called at short notice a protest at 7.00pm tonight (June 24th) at the Raddissson Hotel, Golden lane, off Aungier St, in Dublin’s city centre, where they understand Fianna Fail are due to hold a regional Ard Fheis. PBPA understand that, Taoiseach Brian Cowen, will be attending the Ard Fheis.

PBPA also understand that it was fear of protests that led Fianna Fail to hold regional Ard Fheiseanna, that are not publicly advertised, instead its usual national Ard Fheis. While PBPA have only gained knowledge of the Fianna Fail event in the last hour they are now making strenuous efforts to mobilise protests at short notice.

The PBPA demonstration will protest against the government’s economic policies of bailing out banks and protecting the super-wealthy in Irish society, while inflicting savage social cuts on ordinary people and failing to address the unemployment crisis.

Cllr Richard Boyd Barrett, an organiser of tonight’s protest said: “It says everything about the bankruptcy and cowardice of this government that they are scurrying around holding secret meetings because they are afraid to face the anger of the Irish public. They are happy to inflict savage cuts and suffering on the vulnerable and least well-off in our society but they don’t want to look those same people in the face. Mr Cowen was happy to speak with the golden circle, who are responsible for the current economic crisis at their €1300 a table banquet, but he and his party want to run a mile from the ordinary people of this country, whose jobs and incomes they are savaging. We hope tonight’s protest, even though organised at short notice will send a clear message to Fianna Fail that they will be pursued – no matter where they try to hide – until get out of office.”

For more info/confirmation Richard Boyd Barrett 086-7814520