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(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Republican Sinn Féin placard used on the 'Health Protest' march in Dublin on Saturday 11th October 2008.

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 -

Black flag symbolises the 'death' of the State 'Health Service' .

RSF protestors at the Parnell Monument in Dublin's O'Connell Street , Saturday 11th October 2008.

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...