Friday 18 August 2017

'Thousands of cars, thousands of voices all united against our oppressors' - young drivers urged to join demonstration against rising cost of car insurance

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An online group has called for young drivers to "go to war" at a protest against the rising cost of car insurance.

The body, calling itself ‘Underground Ireland’ said young drivers have “finally reached breaking point” over the creeping cost of insurance.

Over the last 18 months premiums have jumped by an average of 35pc and the group said it is time for motorists to take action.

They said the issue has been debated in Dáil Eireann on a number of occassions but to date no action has been taken.

Writing on Facebook and their own blog, the group said: “In response to this, we feel it is only right that the people most affected by this voice their anger. It is time for the young drivers of Ireland to stand together and push back against this injustice.”

They have asked motorists to converge on Leinster House on July 2 where they plan to hold “a major demonstration”.

“We need cars from all over the country to convene in Dublin on this day.”

It continued: “Together we can make this the largest demonstration the country has seen in recent times, we will take over every major route into the capital and drive to the gates of the Dáil where they will hear our voices.

“On July 2nd, we will undertake the largest cruise this country has ever seen. Thousands of cars, thousands of voices all united against our oppressors. Join the fight, on July 2nd we go to war.”

The group has also called on participants to contact their local TDs.

Already more than 2,000 people have expressed an interest in the event which is just under two months away.

However a number of Facebook users have pointed out to the organisers that the event may be pointless as no TDs will be sitting in the Dáil on July 2 - as it is a Saturday.

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