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Pictures: Ballyhea bondholder bailout protesters reach Dublin

The ‘Ballyhea says No!’ protest group reached the capital today, demonstrating against payments to bondholders.

THE PEOPLE OF the tiny Cork town of Ballyhea descended on Leinster House in Dublin today to bring their protest against the ‘bailout of bondholders’ to the capital.

The group from the tiny Cork town of Ballyhea have been marching once a week for the past 82 weeks against what the say is the ‘European Central Bank-enforced extortion of tens of billions from the Irish people’.

They are led partly by the Irish Examiner’s chief hurling writer Diarmuid O’Flynn who wrote about the movement in a column for TheJournal.ie in July.

Today, the group met with Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty and the independent TDs John Halligan and Luke Ming Flanagan were among those pictured marching with the protesters as they marched.

Among their concerns at present are the €1 billion that is due to be paid on an AIB bond on 1 October.

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