A HEARTBROKEN Waterford family are today still trying to come to terms with the tragic loss of their Sky movie package on their UPC digital cable system. Sky movies 1-9 and Film four were all disconnected from their family home in Lisduggan on Monday afternoon.
The movie package was part of their subscription service with the European digital cable provider. It was the backbone of the families home entertainment in the cold Winter months. Now parents Donal and Agnes Scott, brothers David, Mark and Thomas, and sisters Eimear and Samantha were all left with just the basic package, forcing them to rent scratched DVD’S for five Euro thirty cent a pop from their local Xtra-vision dealer in Lismore.
Father Donal is particularly well-known and liked around Lisduggan, mainly through his involvement with the former Waterford crystal plant and also through his offshore fishing ventures.
The news of the cut off sent shockwaves through the whole community, and fellow Waterford crystal workers were understandably upset over the loss of their former colleagues television entertainment. Lisduggan locals will stage a home sit in from this week end on-wards, to protest the companies hasty decision.
“Its disgraceful that in this day and age that a young family should have to go through this kind of stress” claimed one neighbour. He said “that poor family will now have to walk to Xtra-vision every night in the cold Irish weather and then have to pick a mucky DVD cover off the shelf with their bare hands. Its like something you would hear of in Africa”
Local God man,Fr. Murphy, will also hold a service in Lisduggan church at 7pm this Friday for the unfortunate family.