Last Saturday – March 2- we protested about insensitive, inapropriate developement in the Dublin’s Liberties. First we were at Vicar Street where an 8 story hotel is proposed; then we marched to the Iveagh Market, sold for £1 to a developer who has left it lie in derelict since. Some very moving testimony from residents and ex residents of the area.

 

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I spoke with Lillian McCarthy, founder member of Pensioners for Equality. They scored a great victory by militant action, campaigning and protesting. Minister Doherty was forced to acknowledge the justice of their cause. True, back-money is being paid from last March only,but they won their main demand – that years spent as carers would be included in their penion calculation – and they’re not done yet !! Well done to Lillian and her fellow campaigners.

 

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