Ireland -Austerity: how history repeats itself -November 25, 2012

Marchers that want to highlight opposition to emigration forced by cuts took to the streets as part of an anti-austerity march organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions (DCTU), the Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes, the Communities Against Cuts Campaign and the Spectacle of Defiance and Hope group. The event attracted 15,000 demonstrators from across the country. According to DCTU chief Michael O’Reilly the gathering was just the first of many steps in the campaign against the cuts: ‘The evidence is clear - you cannot cut your way out of a recession. On the contrary - with each cut in public spending and with each euro taken out of the pockets of low and average earners, we are digging ourselves further into a hole.’



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