March for a Better Way

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March for a Better Way was a demonstration held in Dublin on Saturday 27 November 2010 at 11:30 am. Organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), it followed Ireland's admission of the EU/ECB/IMF troika.[1][2]

The demonstration was one of the largest to ever take place in Ireland, with an estimated 100,000 people in attendance.[3]

The Irish Independent described it as the largest trade union march of 2010.[4]

The march route was from Wood Quay to the General Post Office on O'Connell Street and 50,000 people participated.[5]

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  1. ^ McConnell, Daniel (21 November 2010). "The blackest day of the blackest week seen since the Civil War". Sunday Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  2. ^ O'Halloran, Marie (22 November 2010). "Labour calls on Cowen to make statement to Dáil on bailout". The Irish Times. Irish Times Trust. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
  3. ^ In photos: austerity protest takes to the streets of Dublin
  4. ^ Brennan, Michael (22 November 2010). "Anger over plans to cut minimum wage". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 22 November 2010. Mr O'Connor called for a big turnout at next Saturday's "March for a Better Way" protest in Dublin -- the largest of its kind by the trade union movement this year.
  5. ^ Thousands march against austerity measures. RTÉ. 2010-11-27.