Sinn Féin candidate for Ireland South, Liadh Ni Riada, has welcomed the publication of the Report on European Parliament Constituencies 2013, and the opportunity now afforded the people of Carlow, Clare, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow to vote for Sinn Féin in the 2014 EU elections.
Ní Riada said:
“I look forward to the campaign and to the prospect of getting out and about and meeting people.
“Sinn Féin represents ordinary people. The issues that concern them, such as access to decent public health care, education cuts, mortgage arrears, unemployment and emigration – these are the issues I will be campaigning on.
“As the mother of three school-going children I know how hard it is for families to make ends meet.
“People are worried by the on-going cuts to public services and the lack of jobs. All of these issues place additional stress on people, many of whom are already at their wits end.
“We need to build a fairer society where universal access to decent health care and education is the norm. We need to bring an end to child poverty and to seriously tackle unemployment and underemployment.
“I believe Sinn Fein is the only political party that offers people a genuine alternative to the austerity policies of Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Labour.
“Over the coming months, I will be campaigning on bread and butter issues.
“Ordinary people need someone who will speak up for them in Europe. A strong voice, someone who will say stop, enough is enough.
“I believe I have what it takes to be that voice and I look forward to the upcoming campaign”.