Rally organised Saturday December the 2nd for Save Portlaoise A&E
People are being asked to meet at the assembly point closest to them at 5pm
There will be six assembly points which are positioned for ease of parking coming from the main routes into the town: Old Dunne’s Stores (Mountmellick Road); Centrepoint (Mountrath Road); Old ESB Offices (Abbeyleix Road); Fitzpatrick’s Tyres (Timahoe Road); Fintan’s Hospital (Stradbally Road); and Fintan’s Hospital (Dublin Road
At 5.10pm, the march will commence with all roads converging to the main street and to the culminating point: the ‘Old Shaws’ store (Lower Main Street). The group will arrive to musical entertainment. A brief demonstration will take place with a few key speakers while participants are asked to dress to stay warm and dry. People have been asked to bring a torch, glow-stick phone or anything that will illuminate as this is a candlelight vigil
The committee organising the rally look forward to seeing the overwhelming support for Portlaoise Hospital and its A and E translated to people on the streets of Portlaoise, and surrounding areas standing up and being counted.
People need to know that the intention is to close this hospital as it has been starved of investment for years in order to make it look bad.
Lets get out and make a difference , People Power !