Thank you to everyone who attended our peaceful demonstration outside the offices of Fine Gael, what a hugely successful day and evening! At 3pm that afternoon, ARAN members staged a press photocall with TD Maureen O Sullivan and Noel Gregory brother of late TD Tony Gregory. The campaigners held placards featuring a rather hideous and strange looking ‘Kenny’ with a tagline that was on everyone’s mind, ‘Fine Cruel’.
Since word broke of Fine Gael’s plans, ARAN has been staging a round the clock assault on the party to let everyone know where Enda Kenny stands. Hundreds of our supporters in every corner of the country have been inundating the offices of Fine Gael with telephone calls and emails of protest most could of simply sat back and left it to someone else, but instead, people nationwide started taking action. Our supporters from as far afield as Canada and the USA have also been supporting our efforts. We supported a protest in Galway, continued public outreach on the streets and on social networking sites such as Facebook and also the lobbing of local councillors and TD’s in almost every county. Thanks to the work of ARAN, other groups and members of the public, we can safely say that our campaigning has seriously impacted the votes of Fine Gael’s side which was our main intention so as not to get the party an overall majority. We’re not out of hot water just yet. We need to focus our attention on making sure that the Labour party—who are now in a coalition government, stick to their commitment and keep the Ward Union hunt ban. If you can help, please contact us immediately.
Also this week we exposed Irish designer, John Rocha for using fur like sheepskin in his designs, a huge article in The Irish Daily Mail ensured everyone knew about his callous behaviour. Prior to that, ARAN was on Dublin’s 98FM to speak about slaughterhouses and vegetarian/veganism and also Cork’s Red FM to speak about the problem of homeless and abandoned animals. Of course that’s just a snippet, please get involved today.