Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Bridgetown sees largest protest yet
The April sunshine brought out a larger crowd than expected to a protest against Iarnoid Eireann's decision to close the Rosslare to Waterford rail line at Bridgetown yesterday evening, the thirteenth of April.
The tiny village best known for its vocational college was literally brought to a standstill as traffic slowed to a crawl in curiosity of, and solidarity with the protest.
Rathangan SF members were again present, joined by several SF members from other parts of the county, including Wexford town chairman, daithi Rossiter. Labour's Joe Ryan again distinguished himself as he led the protest in the absence of the campaign committee, who could not be present in body, but were certainly there in spirit.
They movement that they began on facebook is continuing to grow stronger by the day, and is now bearing down like a levithan on iarnoid Eireann. The campaign committee has announced plans for further pickets throughout south Wexford and Waterford.
With this kind of opposition to the closure of the Rosslare to Waterford line, both Iarnoid Eireann and the Government must realise that they cannot go ahead with their plan.
Its time for Iarnoid Eireann to back down.
If they do not, the protests will continue, growing bigger and more frequent as they do.
The next protest is planned to take place at Campile train station next Friday at 5pm. Rathangan SF would urge all people who do not want to see their county robbed of its dwindling assets to come to this protest and to join the save the Rosslare to Waterford rail line campaign.