The Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest, Matt Carthy, has invited members of the public to attend a public meeting with the Sinn Féin leadership in Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday 17th July.
He said the public would have the opportunity to engage with Party Leader Gerry Adams TD, Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD and Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD, and that the Sinn Féin leadership would set out their vision and ideas about what needs to be done to change Ireland for the better.
“The recent Local and European elections have shown that there is a clear appetite for change. People are fed up with the failed politics of the establishment parties and with the unfair and unjust imposition of austerity.
“People in the towns and parishes of Leitrim and surrounding counties have been bearing the brunt of emigration and there is little or no sign of recovery in these communities. Public services are being lost and small schools, courthouses and garda stations are closing.
“On Thursday 17th July I will be joined in Carrick-on-Shannon by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, Vice President Mary Lou McDonald TD and Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD. The meeting will take place in the Bush Hotel at 8pm.
“At this meeting the Sinn Féin leadership will call on the public to make the change and join with Sinn Féin in working for a better Ireland. We will set out our priorities across a range of issues including the upcoming budget and the choices that should be made to deliver for people suffering under the burden of austerity and cuts; our efforts to ensure the government and public bodies are held to account; our vision for rural Ireland and our priorities in the European Parliament where Sinn Féin now has four MEPs working for the Irish people.
“I would like to invite members of the public who want to see change, who are fed up with the status- quo to come to this public meeting, listen to what we have to say and engage with us so that we can work together to make politics work for them and build a better and fairer Ireland.”