Demo in Wicklow against cuts to disability services

Here is a message from SWAN supporters Margaret and Ann Kennedy:

“Margaret & Ann Kennedy ‘the cardboard scissors sisters’ are arranging an impromptu demo on Thursday morning against cuts to disability services and welfare supports, including cuts to medical cards that are hugely impacting negatively the lives of sick, disabled and elderly people

An opportunity has arisen as Enda Kenny is visiting The Local Enterprise office Campus, Clermont, Rathnew, Co Wicklow at 11.30 am. We have only just found out about this so are seizing the moment.

We invite all disabled people (their families, friends & supporters) to protest on behalf of all disabled people, ill people & elderly people who may not be able to join us. it is NOT a party political event though of course an local election candidates are welcome to join us.

The only banners please are SCISSORS. See attached picture.

We are arranging a scissor making evening tomorrow Wednesday in Greystones at 7pm to 9pm (pm me for address) . As well as a planning meeting, we have fliers to distribute.

If you are thinking of coming on the demo and would like to make scissors you will need…

1.I sheet ‘foam board’ sheet red card same size
3.craft blade (disposable)
5.Large black felt-tip pen

All obtainable from the art and hobby shop Blacklion.

Also you might like to bring some food to share. Let’s make a fun evening of it.

Please share this with anyone who you think might like to come. if you can’t come to make scissors tomorrow evening you can make your own at home.

Draw out a scissors on foam board 62cm from tip of scissors to furthest edge of handle. Cut carefully with blade resting the foam board on a hard flat surface. Two things to be careful of, 1) foam board is easily bent, 2) going through board with blade and cutting/scratching hard surface and …it’s a damn sharp blade be careful. children to be supervised. trace scissors onto red paper, cut out with scissors. Stick on one side of scissors with pritt. Write clear SHORT slogan !

Tell us if you are coming by email or PM.

Love to see you, tomorrow evening or Thursday morning”.

Margaret’s facebook page can be found here:


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