Sunday, 22 May 2011

Ballyhea protest - our 12th march

TWITTER:        @ballyhea14
May 22nd 2011
And then the rains came down.  Storm clouds over the parish all morning, high winds, heavy rain, and yet, just after 10am and just before we were to meet – as usual – at around 10.15 in the church car-park, a break in the weahter that lasted just long enough for our little protest march to follow its usual route up to the speed-limit sign and back.  And then, yes…
Almost three full months we’ve been marching now, 12 weeks, and we wonder – are we making any impression?  Why is it that even as the protests in Spain are – finally – making headlines here, this long-running protest by one community against the ECB-decreed bondholder bailout, our attempts to spread that protest nation-wide, are ignored?
Next Sunday we go on tour, headed for Thurles and the Cork/Tipp Munster senior hurling championship opener; 12 noon, meet in the car-park around the corner from Lar Corbett’s/Coppingers (the road to Semple Square from the square), then once around the square, and off we go to the match.  Please, join us.  If you're with a GAA club in either county, pass this around, share it, march with us.
Diarmuid O'Flynn.