Ballyhea Bailout Protest stops traffic on main Cork-Limerick Road

Traffic on the Main Cork to Limerick road was brought to a halt for almost 15 minutes on Wednesday (26th Jan), and some 120 drivers were delayed, due to a financial protest.

The long established “Ballyhea Bondholder Bailout Protest Group” were joined by some of the occupiers of Stapleton House who had travelled from Cork City.

The group marched outside the Ballyhea Church on the N20, and stopped traffic in both directions from around 4.35pm

Almost a quarter of an hour later, the protestors left the road, when asked to do so by two uniformed Gardai

However, during the stoppage the traffic jam stretched for almost a mile towards Corbett Court in the Limerick direction, and over half a mile in the Cork direction.

Delays continued after 5 o’clock, as the traffic flow returned to normal.

The organiser of the weekly marches is Diarmuid O’Flynn, he spoke to TheCork.ie

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