On behalf of the National Council we would like to invite you to attend a protest meeting on the 24th September 2014 to be held in Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
Please find detailed logistical information for your convenience and a link to register your intent to attend and your transport requirements.
Please be aware-:
WE ARE NOT MARCHING! THIS PROTEST WILL BE HELD ONLY AT THE DAIL – MOLESWORTH STREET ENTRANCE
OUR AIM IS TO HIGHLIGHT THAT GENERAL PRACTICE IS AT BREAKING POINT.
PLEASE HELP US TO FACILITATE PROTEST MEETING
RESCOURCE GENERAL PRACTICE
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Logistics and public relations are being organised by the NAGP and all GPs are welcome.
For the purpose of clarity: It is up to each individual GP to decide whether to exercise his or her constitutional right to protest. There must be no withdrawal of service and adequate medical cover must in place for your patients.
This is the first time in the history of the state that GPs have been motivated to protest and highlight the failures of our successive governments to address the key issues in providing a safe, effective service at a primary care level.
The media and the public will be watching – the protest must be dignified with no megaphones and no chanting.
Dress: business smart/causal with stethoscope. If it is raining please bring a black umbrella.
A limited number of banners will be provided by the NAGP with key messages. There is no need to provide your own banners.
Key media and banner messages are:
• Patient safety is now at risk
• Save rural general practice
• Encourage Irish Doctors to stay in Ireland
• We are losing our young GPs
• Protect same day service
• Family practice is endangered
48 seater buses have been booked for Wednesday 24th Sept and will be leaving 8-10.30am depending on location to be in Dublin for 1.30pm. Tickets (cost €30 – €35) can be bought in advance or on the day from the contacts as listed below or emailing email@example.com
Advance booking is preferable in order to help with logistics.
Waterford – Tadhg O’Carroll
Kilkenny – Eluned Lawlor
Galway – John Casey
Athlone – John Casey
Killarney – Fidelma Cronin
Tralee – Fidelma Cronin
Newcastle West – Michelle O’Connor
Adare – Michelle O’Connor
Portlaoise – Alexander Bergin
Cavan – Dara Hume
Navan – Dara Hume
Castlebar – Brid O’Malley
Longford – Brid O’Malley
Donegal – Brendan Woods
Sligo – Brendan Woods
Cork – Diarmuid Quinlan
Fermoy – Don Punch
Cahir – Don Punch
Ennis – Connor McGee
Nenagh – Brian Kennedy
Limerick – Emmet Kerin
A stage will be built on Molesworth Street and 3-4 speakers will present for 10-15min each commencing at 15.00
Refreshments will be available from 13.00 at Buswells Hotel
Press briefing is scheduled between 13.30 – 14.30
Speakers and organisers should be at logistics room no later than 13.30
Timing and Logistics Synopsis
Commence gathering – 14.00pm at Molesworth Street
Speeches – protest – 15.00pm – 16.00pm
Meeting Ends – 16.00pm
Take down completed – 18.00pm
All Buses depart from Merrion Square – 18.00 sharp
Media room: Buswells Hotel
Logistics room: Buswells Hotel