Saturday, April 10, 2010

Protest brings station to a standstill

Today, Rathangan SF members were honoured to stand side by side with the people of the "save the Rosslare to Waterford rail line" campaign, in a protest outside Wexford train station.

We were joined by Wexford town Sinn Feiner's, Cllr. Anthony Kelly and Ann Hogan, in a protest that has further weakened Ianroid Eireanns claim that nobody cares about this rail service. As Tanya Fenlon and her committee, and labour's, Cllr Joe Ryan, led the protest today, it was clear that this was not the case.

Wexford wants this rail service.

Wexford will keep this rail service.

Once more, the Irish government has underestimated the people of this country. If they do want someone to rob, then perhaps picking county Wexford is not the greatest idea.

In 1798, Wexford rose up to fight for the equality of man. In 1916, Wexford again rose up to try and toss off the chains of the British empire. Five years earlier, Dick Corish had led Wexford, during a terrible lock out, two years before the more famous Dublin one.

Does the Irish government really think that Wexford will take this lying down?

This Tuesday night, a second protest will be held at Bridgetown train station. This one will be bigger, and every one thereafter will be a little bigger again. The snowball is rolling in Wexford picking up numbers.

The question now is not if the government and IE will reverse its decision.

The question now is WHEN will they reverse their decision.

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