Anti-austerity protest march

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Inishowen people are being called upon to play their part in an anti-austerity protest taking place next week.

Buncrana man Joe Murphy came up with the idea to walk from Malin Head to the Dail in protest to all the government cuts.

He’s now urging others to get behind him, and the Donegal Action Against Austerity Walkers, when they finish their walk.

The walk started on March 8 and it’s now in it’s second week and the protesters have pounded the pavements all the way to Longford.

They’ve already attracted national coverage for their plight and have gained massive support along the way but Mr Murphy is urging people to join in when they finish their walk at the Dail next Saturday, March 31.

He has organised buses from all parts of Donegal and is hoping people from the peninsula and county will converge on the capital for what he anticipates will be a large gathering.

He told the ‘Sunday Journal’: “We owe it to our children and grandchildren to make a stand so that they have a future in this country.

“It’s time to stand up and say enough is enough.”

Mr Murphy has predicted thousands will turn out for the protest at the Fianna Gael Ard Fheis Convention Centre, at 1pm.

To book your place on the bus contact Carndonagh 0864018771 and 0868955507, Buncrana 0862153098, South Donegal 0868513159, Letterkenny 0862316744, Castlefinn 0863383090,

The bus costs 15 euro return and leaves at 7am, going directly to the conference centre.