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Marchers told to make hospitals an election issue

Some of the large crowd at the protest on Saturday afternoon.

A local man gets his message across at Saturday’s protest in the Twin Towns.

THE possible closure of Lifford, St Joseph’s and Ramelton community hospitals is a major election issue.

That was the defiant message at a packed public meeting in Jackson’s hotel, Ballybofey, on Saturday after up to 1,000 people marched through the Twin Towns.

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The protest was organised by the recently formed Save Our Services (SOS), made up of representatives of the three hospitals. Chairman, Fr John Joe Duffy, described the committee as a united front, to show the government that all communities are standing “should to shoulder”.

“We are here today as one united body – Minister, reverse your decision, Taoiseach listen to our people and, politicians, listen to your voters as we are not for turning,” said Fr Duffy to a rapturous applause.

Another public meeting is to be held in Ramelton tomorrow (Monday) night.

For full report and pictures, see Monday’s Donegal News or subscribe to our digital edition.

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