Last Wednesday night, Rathangan Republicans were among those gathered at a meeting in Wellington-Bridge to try against odds to save the Rosslare to Waterford Rail Line.
Despite the large amount of wexford politicans present, this campaign was not theirs. This campaign was the peoples own.
A group of ordinary citizens, fed up with the governments nonsense, and unwilling to take anymore of it lying down, were responsible solely for this meeting and for this campaign. It was these people, not politicans, who had brought over 1800 people together on a facebook campaign of the same name. It was these people who had inspired us all to attend.
Unfortunantly, just hours before the meeting was due to commence, Iarnoid Eireann killed the rail line. They didnt have the decency to hear the protestors out first. They didnt even have the decency to inform their staff, who had to be contacted by members of the campaign.
This cowardly act didnt kill the rail line though. At the meeting, the protestors, politicans, campaign members and ordinary citizens alike, refused to accept IE's decision, and vowed to carry on the fight.
Tomorrow, Saturday the 10th of April, at 3:45, the save the Rosslare to waterford Rail Line campaign will hold a protest at Wexford Train station. The government will try to ignore them. Its up to all of us who believe in equality and democracy to to show them that ignoring this problem WONT make it go away. Its up to us to make them listen.
Rathangan Sinn Fein will be there tomorrow.
We urge you to be there too.