Rally in support of Donegal Home Help Service in Letterkenny on Friday week

A march and rally in support of the Donegal Home Help Service will take place in Letterkenny on Friday week next, the 19th of October. At 1 o'clock, the march will proceed from St Conal's Hospital to Market Square where speeches will be made and a soup kitchen set up.

The trade unions IMPACT and Siptu say a show of strength is necessary after confirmation by the HSE that over 1,500 hours per week will be cut from the Home Help Service across Donegal in a national cost cutting exercise.

IMPACT North West Assistant General Secretary Richy Carrothers says Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" is being used on posters in a bid to depict the horror the cuts will cause...........

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