Protesters Line-Up for Visit of Tánaiste and Labour Party Conference

Any advice Jackie? Castleisland musician, Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD had a great laugh when they met during her April 2012 visit to Castleisland. Ms. Burton has added Tánaiste and Labour Party leadership to her roles since and Kerry protesters are organising for her upcoming visits. ©Photograph: John Reidy 25-4-2012

Right2Water Kerry has organised a ‘pink ladies’ silent candle-light vigil in Tralee on this Thursday night, February 5. Participants will gather in The Square at 6-30pm.

“We are asking women from across Kerry to attend – dressed in pink or pink high vis jacket, holding a small candle and / or and anti water charge sign.

This protest is to coincide with the arrival of Tánaiste Joan Burton to the town for a meeting in the Brogue Inn and we think it will make a great scene with the ladies lining the road,” said a spokesperson for the organisers. 

The people of the county and their near neighbours are marching like never before. Last weekend saw protesters on the streets of Tralee and Listowel.

Many of those travelled on to Abbeyfeale to support the relatively new anti-charges committee there after the two Kerry marches. The timing of the three protest meetings was designed to suit that kind mobility and participation. 

On Saturday, February 28th at 12 noon there will be a nation-wide anti water charge/anti austerity protest in Killarney town. Right2Water Kerry in conjunction with Ireland Says NO are holding the protest to coincide with the Labour Party Conference in the INEC in Killarney on that weekend. 

“We are asking groups from across the country to come to attend. Both of these will be peaceful protests,” said the spokesperson. 

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