Friday, October 13, 2006
Support the Anti-Poverty Demo on Tuesday
Saw in the local paper and got a letter today informing me of an anti-poverty demonstration at City Hall on Tuesday next at ten past five. I'll definitely be there and wearing the white ribbon, a nd the 'Make Poverty History' wristband I wear quite often. I've been a supporter of Oxfam's campaign for yonks, and I admire Bono and Geldof for their iongoing work. Many people as wealthy wouldn't bother their backsides. I've also been priveliged enough to see the inside of ordinary people's houses in Kilkenny, Kerry and inner-city Dublin in my time in politics, and I know that poverty in Ireland is by no means a thing of the past. Come along on Tuesday evening and join in for a few minutes. You can learn more about the international campaign here. Well done also to Revd. Elaine Murray of St. Canice's and my fellow councillor Malcolm Noonan on organising this initiative locally.
Posted by Seán Ó hArgáin at 12:04 pm