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Thursday, May 19, 2011

South-East "Radiotherapy for Waterford Regional Hospital" March

The Dublin and Dungarvan protest marches in 2005, seeking Public Radiotherapy for Waterford Regional Hospital.

Portlaw Pipe Band proudly leads the parade from Parnell Square, Dublin, with the late Billy Corcoran on the extreme left.

The scene at crowded Kildare Street.

Plenty of Portlaw people present, and a flag from CLCG Kilrossanty in the background.

Members of the organising committee who presented many thousands of petition signatures to a security man at the entrance to Government Buildings, as no government minister would accept them on the street!

A well-deserved 'break' at Carlow on the way home!

Assumpta Phelan availed of the 'Pit Stop' too . . .

. . . as did Peggy Brophy, Bridget Kelly and jack Kelly.

Black & Amber was very evident on the march from these smiling County Kilkenny men,with organising committee chairman, Mr. Dick Roche, and  Councillor David Cullinane, Waterford City  among them.

THE DUNGARVAN MARCH - June 24th 2005

Some of the marchers approaching The Square, Dungarvan . . .

where a number of speakers addressed the crowd from a specially erected platform.

Among them was Dick Roche, chairman of the organising committee . . .

. . . also Chrissie Phelan from Portlaw.

Mr. P. Mooney, reporter and photographer from the 'Dungarvan Observer', applauds approvingly!

Some of the organising committee.

Damien Tiernan, south-east reporter for RTE  interviews Chrissie Phelan . . .

. . . for that evening's TV News.

Portlaw supporters were keen to have their banner seen.

The conclusion of the RTE interview.

ADDENDUM 4th September 2011:

The RTE photographer on right, with red cap, is Nelius Dennehy, whom I had the pleasure of meeting again yesterday, Sept. 3rd, on Fiddown Bridge.
I also met him on a trip to Moneygall (see my pictures on Flicker).

To see those images, click on:

which show the first in a series of twenty-four.