Deputy Michael Colreavy, Sinn Féin TD for Sligo/North Leitrim, has called on the government to take the homelessness crisis seriously.

Speaking on a Sinn Féin motion on the issue, Deputy Colreavy said:

“Just one year ago, a man died only feet from the gates of this institution. His name was Jonathan Corry, and though his death received much attention, sadly his life did not.

“His death has become a focal point of the debate around homelessness and housing in this country.

“The lack of adequate accommodation and housing available for the public is one of the most dominant issues facing this government.

“The government cannot just put a band aid over this issue and expect it to be solved. What is required is cohesive and innovative policy which will actually attempt to fix the problem.

“The government have believed that the market will fix all of these issues, and that it requires little or no involvement from the state.

“The Celtic Tiger years, and the subsequent economic crash appears to have taught the government nothing. What has resulted is empty ghost estates and a massive lack of sufficient and suitable housing units.

“There has to be multiple actions taken in order to find a solution to this problem. This involves tackling the social housing needs, private market provision, tackling rents and tackling discrimination in housing.

“Only government action has the means to resolve this crisis.

“The people cannot afford to wait for a solution to arrive from the market, it is the ministers at the cabinet table who must sit up and take this issue seriously.” 


Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the government’s initiatives to help struggling homeowners have all been failures. Referring to a series of parliamentary replies mapping out the scale of this failure Deputy Doherty said Fine Gael and Labour had overseen “failure after failure”.

He pointed to figures showing that the mortgage-to-rent scheme and Joan Burton’s Independent Financial Advice Service have been spectacular failures while MABs has actually been cut during the debt crisis.

The Donegal South-West TD said:

“One of the main planks of the government plan to tackling the mortgage crisis was the mortgage to rent scheme. The Labour Party told us that 3,500 families would benefit. Over 3 years have passed and only 246 families have been able to avail of the scheme. Only 3 homes in the whole of Donegal have been helped by the scheme in three and a half years. Not a single successful conclusion under the scheme has taken place in Galway, Longford, Monaghan or Sligo.

“When this government came to power the excellent MABS service on which so many people rely was funded by €18.3m of taxpayers’ money. This year this it received only €17.9m. In 2013 when some MABS offices were reporting a quadrupling in demand, the numbers in the Citizens’ Information Board were actually cut.  The Labour Party had actually said that MABS would be strengthened into a Personal Debt Management Agency with strong legal powers.  

“Minister Burton’s other initiative was to set up an Independent Financial Advice Service to help struggling homeowners and others. We were told that the banks would foot the Bill and it would cost them €10m we were told. A crack team of 2,000 accountants would be available we were told.

“Based on the figures the Tánaiste gave me last week, it appears that only just over 2,000 people have available of this scheme at a negligible cost to the banks. Not only have Fine Gael and Labour failed to provide housing they have let down those who relied on the State for advice.” 


Speaking in the Dáil this evening on his party’s private members’ Rent Certainty and Prevention of Homelessness Bill 2015, Sinn Féin’s Deputy Martin Ferris said that the crisis is out of control.

He added:

“In Tralee alone, not Kerry, but just Tralee, there are 1500 people on the housing list waiting for one or two bedroomed houses or flats.

“Every one of those people is being disadvantaged by being homeless. Children who are homeless will suffer the consequences for years; in their schooling, their social skills, their very lack of familiarity with normal family life in a normal family home.

“There is suffering behind the statistics. In my own constituency, there is a case of a mother, of a toddler who is being treated for cancer, who although she is being prioritised by the local authority, continues to live in overcrowded, unsuitable conditions.

“The solution to this crisis is to build houses. It is not complicated; it is, in fact, very simple. Build houses.” 


Speaking this evening in the Dáil, Sinn Féin TD and Children’s Spokesperson Sandra McLellan has highlighted the risks that homelessness presents to children’s welfare. Deputy McLellan warned that rents in Cork had risen by 13.5% in the past year and that this was exerting huge pressure on families.

The Cork East TD said:

“We must take a step back, have a look around, and realise the exact nature of the situations that people find themselves in. In my own county of Cork, rents have increased by 13.5% in just over one year.

“Six years of recession has seen the income of many families fall sharply due to job losses, pay cuts and/or reduced working hours.  The cost of living has shot up and there are more additional taxes to pay such as property tax, USC and pending water charges.

“Thousands more families are struggling on very low incomes or social welfare and many are falling into serious housing difficulties as rents continue to rise.

“Some families are becoming homeless as Rent Supplement payments fail to cover the rent.  They fall into arrears and end up losing their home. These aren’t my words; I’m quoting directly from Focus Ireland.

“We also must highlight the issue of children protection and how the 1,500 children in this country are potentially subjected to danger as a result of lack regulations that exist. It puts these children in potential harmful positions.

“We must protect our most vulnerable to the best of our ability and I would sincerely hope for cross party support in this regard.” 


Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson Dessie Ellis TD has called on the government to do what he described as the “bare minimum” to protect people at risk of homelessness by providing rent certainty and other prevention measures. He made his comments as part of a debate on legislation tabled by Sinn Féin to introduce limits on rent increases and measures to prevent people from becoming homeless.

Deputy Ellis said:

“This Bill provides for measures to prevent homelessness by supporting tenants at risk of losing their home and by putting in place Rent Certainty by limiting how much a landlord can increase rent during a rent review to within the rate of inflation. At present, under housing legislation there is no definition for a person who is at-risk of homelessness and so preventative measures are limited by this.

“Homelessness has become an epidemic under this government due to their refusal to build social housing; only delivering a handful of units this year and far less than was built under previous governments. 1500 children are sleeping in emergency accommodation tonight and many more are at risk of their families becoming homeless due to a failure to provide housing and tackle unaffordable rents.

“The government’s plan to delay rent reviews will simply kick the can down the road. We need rent certainty to limit future increases to bring stability and rent controls in the future which will ensure fair rates for tenants. Sinn Fein are clear that it is unacceptable and immoral to raise rents further in this climate of severe housing need and what Peter McVerry has very aptly described as a ‘tsunami’ of homelessness.

“Sinn Féin in government would have invested substantially in the construction, acquisition and refurbishment of social housing for the last five years creating jobs, providing homes, generating rental revenue and making savings in rent supplement and emergency accommodation by doing so.

“We would have introduced rent controls which would limit the amount that can be charged per square metre based on local area rates and limit increases to the rate of inflation. If this had been done rents would be significantly lower right now and we would not need to be spending €70 million a year just to stand still on the homeless crisis.

“The provisions of this Bill are the absolute minimum Sinn Féin would do in government and that is why we have put it to the house tonight. If the government reject this bill tonight, it shows that they have learned nothing from the last five years.” 


Sinn Féin TD and Spokesperson for Drugs Jonathan O’Brien has railed against An Taoiseach Enda Kenny after it was admitted that the Government had no intention of enacting the legislation to provide for Medically Safe Injecting Centres. Deputy O’Brien said that these centres save lives, and it is not good enough for any Government to take a cowardly approach and pass the buck to the next Dáil.

The Cork North Central TD said:

“An Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed to me in the Dáil today that the legislation needed to provide for Medically Safe Injecting Centres will not be enacted before the dissolution of the current Dáil.

“This is extremely disappointing when we are talking about a public health issue. Safe Injecting Centres save lives; that’s an undisputed fact. Safe Injecting Centres also reduce drug litter such as discarded needles which pose a significant risk to the general public.

“To be honest, I’m disgusted at how the Dáil can rush through legislation before the Christmas break in order to pad out their election platform, yet we can't rush through legislation that will save lives.

“The Fine Gael/Labour Government has taken the cowardly approach of passing the buck to the next Dáil and are leaving people’s lives at risk.” 


The Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest, Matt Carthy, this week engaged in a dialogue with the US Secretary for Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, when he attended a meeting of the European Parliament's Agriculture & Rural Development committee, of which Mr. Carthy is a member.

Mr. Carthy questioned the American Minister on the prospects of increasing the level of Irish Beef permitted into the US market.  He also asked Mr. Vilsack to outline US aspirations regarding the quota of American beef entering the EU market post TTIP (the EU-US ongoing trade deal negotiations).

Speaking after the Committee, the Midlands North West MEP said,

"Irish beef farmers will be very concerned to learn that Mr. Vilsack confirmed to me that the US administration wish to see a significant increase in American beef entering European markets as a result TTIP.  Such an increase would undoubtedly displace Irish beef and put the livelihoods of thousands of Irish farmers in jeopardy.

"This is one of the reasons why Sinn Féin have had a critical approach to the TTIP deal and why we have demanded that the Irish government should be protecting the interests of our farmers.  Unfortunately the government haven't taken our concerns, or those of the Irish farm organisations, seriously.  If anything they have been the chief cheerleaders for a deal that could ruin the Irish beef industry.

"For our part, I have been arguing that beef should be designated as a sensitive product and removed entirely from the TTIP negotiations.  The Irish government should adopt a similar position.  Anything else would be a betrayal of Irish farmers and the words of Tom Vilsack should leave nobody in any doubt about that".

Carthy also raised the issue of Irish beef entering the US market.  He said:

"In January Minister Simon Coveney promoted the reopening of the US market to Irish as being worth ​€​100m per year.  However, Irish Beef exports of just €194,000 were recorded in first half of this year since the previous ban was lifted.

"This is due to the limitation of cuts that can enter the market, currently just high-value steak cuts, such as fillet, rib-eye and sirloin, which represent a small portion of the US import market.

"The promised increase in trade will not take off until the current licence is widened to include mince, known in the trade as manufactured beef, which is driven by demand from the burger industry.  I urged Tom Vilsack to accommodate this licence widening recognising that Irish beef is produced to the best standards in the world.  It is an issue I intend to continue to pursue in my role as member of the Agriculture and Rural development committee and the European Parliament's delegation for relations with the United States.



Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane has accused Minister for Health Leo Varadkar of shifting the gaol posts when it comes to cardiology services at University Hospital Waterford.  

Minister Varadkar said that a national review of PPCI centres recommended 24/7 cover for Cork and Galway only, with 9-5 cover for Waterford and that the expansion  of the service in Waterford must be considered from a Hospital Group perspective and in relation to the planning for the cardiology needs of the group population .

Addressing the Minister in the Seanad, Senator Cullinane said:

“24/7 cardiology cover is vital for the people of Waterford and the Southeast. It is unacceptable that University Hospitals in Cork and Galway will have 24 hour PPCI cover but not Waterford.

“This is a clear reneging of a promise made by the previous Minister for Health.

“It also contradicts Minister for State Kathleen Lynch who said in May of this year that a key criterion for deciding whether a 24-hour PPCI service should be provided is volume of appropriate patient activity to ensure the safe provision of the service.

“International best practice indicates a requirement for one PPCI centre per 500,000 to 1 million population.  

“According to recent CSO data, the Southeast has a population close to 500,000 and 11% of the national population. The region has also experienced the highest levels of population growth outside of Dublin since 2006.  

“In this context, Minister Varadkar’s comments about the Hospital Group population being the key criteria constitutes a clear shifting of the goal posts.

“This is very worrying as in the strict sense of the term Hospital Groups do not have populations.

Clearly defined geographical regions where real people live and die have populations.  

“Is UHW no longer serving the regional population? And where does this leave promises made during the hospital reconfiguration process. 

“This is unacceptable and again, it’s second best for Waterford and the Southeast.” 


Speaking on World AIDS day today Tuesday December 1st, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD called on people to show solidarity and support for those who are living with HIV and AIDS.

Deputy Ó Caoláin said:

“According to the World Health Organisation 35.0 million people were living with HIV/AIDS across the world in 2013.  This is an issue of both local and global significance, one which Ireland is not immune from, and which requires united action.

“It is estimated that approximately 3,500 people are knowingly living with HIV in Ireland today. In the first two quarters of 2015, there have been 203 new HIV diagnoses. The number of people being diagnosed is increasing year on year and this is extremely concerning. It is already clear that this year’s overall figure will significantly exceed the 2014 recorded new cases.

“While significant progress has been made in terms of treatment for HIV, it is imperative that we challenge the dreadful stigma associated with it. The responsibility lies with all of us to break its hold.

“The Joint Committee on Health and Children, of which I am a member, convened a special meeting today, World AIDS Day, to discuss emerging trends and key responses to HIV. Appearing before the Committee were representatives from a variety of networks including Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), HIV Ireland and the Cork Sexual Health Centre.

“It is crucially important that there was a dedicated meeting to discuss this issue and to help ensure we have an adequate response to it.” 


Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan said there is an urgent need for more social housing in the Glens area. 

The East Antrim MLA said; 

"I met with the Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey this morning to discuss the severe lack of social housing in the Glens and Carnlough areas in particular. 

"The lack of social housing is a hugely important issue in the area and many people have been forced to leave the communities they grew up in in order to find accommodation in urban areas. 

"No new social houses have been built in the mid Glens area for almost 30 years and that is unacceptable. 

"I also raised concerns about the lack of housing provision in the Whiteabbey and Glenville Road areas. 

"During the meeting I also pressed the minister on why the kitchen replacement scheme at Shane's Park in Cushendun has been put back until the middle of 2016. This has rightly caused anger in the local community. I asked the minister to ensure this scheme takes place as originally planned as these kitchens are long overdue. 

"The minister listened to my concerns and said he would revisit the social housing provision in the East Antrim area and will meet with the Housing Executive and I to take this forward. 

"I will be following this up with the minister to ensure that progress is made for the many people on housing waiting lists." 


Deputy Martin Ferris, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on the Marine, today moved two motions at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine regarding the super-trawlers fishing in Irish waters.

Deputy Ferris said:

“At the moment there are reports of 12 pelagic factory boats fishing off Donegal. Up to 70% of their catch is being discarded, according to reports on Dutch television. They are freezing the prime fish only.

“One of those vessels, the Margiris is the second largest trawler in the world and is banned from Australian waters after protests by the Australian government, fishing representatives and environmental groups.

“Stood on its end, this vessel would be higher than Ireland’s tallest building and its net would cover a football field.

“It is not acceptable that these super trawlers can come and plunder Irish fish stocks while Irish fisherman are being denied adequate quota and are watching from the shore as their livelihoods disappear into the nets of these huge vessels.

“This issue is well-known to the EU Commission, the Irish fishery authorities and to Minister Simon Coveney but nothing is being done to stand up for the Irish fishing industry and to protect it against this pillage.

“Minister Coveney will be going over to Brussels to negotiate fishing quotas soon. I hope he does not come back telling us that he has done well by accepting cuts to our quotas, while crowing that it could have been worse.

“It is not just the fishing community is angry about this, the Irish people resent the way these Dutch boats can come and take what they like from our waters while the government watches our own industry shrink and sits on its hands and does nothing.” 


Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has said evidence to the Assembly Enterprise Committee today by Intertrade Ireland CEO Thomas Hunter McGowan raises real questions around the job creation strategy of the Enterprise, Trade and Investment department.

“Intertrade Ireland has suffered a £300,000 cut from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment which has placed a question mark over its future programmes.

“According to Intertrade this was a unilateral cut by the Northern Minister not agreed with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister in the South.

“A £300,000 cut from the North should trigger a £600,000 cut from the Irish Government under the two-to-one funding formula but for now Intertrade Ireland has dipped into its reserves to keep its programmes up and running and the Irish Government has not made a decision over its reciprocal cut.

“Given that 50 per cent of Intertrade Ireland’s work is with Northern companies, that it has helped create 3,000 jobs and spurred £1bn in cross-border trade, it’s crucial the current Minister Jonathan Bell finds a way to reverse this cut.

"At present, Intertrade is living off reserves and hoping the partner department in the South doesn’t reciprocate with its £600,000 budget reduction. However, should the agency lose almost £1m it would surely represent a tipping point in its future effectiveness and capability.

“I was dismayed that the Enterprise Minister didn’t bid for funds in the November monitoring round to offset the cut to Intertrade and have now written to both Minister Bell and Minister Bruton in the South asking them to commit to providing Intertrade with the financial support it needs to continue its excellent work." 


Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed the announcement by DCAL Minister Carál Ní Chuilín that she is to pursue a legislative framework for Irish and British signers for the deaf.

 Ms. Boyle said,

 “It is important people who suffer from severe hearing loss or who are deaf have equality and this includes access to signers.

 “I welcome the announcement that the Minister has stated she is to bring forward legislation to protect both Irish and British signers.

 “While the legislation would not be passed until the next Assembly mandate, it is important that the groundwork is done now.

 “We need to make sure that deaf people are treated with respect and equality.

 “This legislation will help bring that about and I would urge all parties to support the Minister in bringing equality to people suffering from hearing loss.” 


Sinn Féin MLA Bronwyn McGahan has welcomed assurances from Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill that there is no evidence stolen cattle are entering the food chain.

 Ms. McGahan said:

 “I raised the issue of stolen cattle entering the food chain with Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill given the amount of livestock stolen over the past few years.

 “The Veterinary Services Enforcement Branch (VSEB) carries out regular checks on slaughter houses here to ensure the highest standards and traceability of our meat.

 “The minister has assured me there is no evidence from the VSEB that any of these cattle have entered the food chain.

  “At present there are around 30 head of cattle being stolen each month and we need to stop this illegal activity.

 “I would appeal with anyone especially those within the farming community who have any information to bring it forward so that we can continue to protect the integrity of our meat products and maintain the reputation we have built world wide for beef.” 


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has called the Government’s continued inaction in addressing the housing crisis “a disgrace”. The Sinn Féin Leader remarked that a year after the death of Jonathan Corrie, the crisis of housing and homelessness has spiralled out of control.

Speaking during Leaders Questions in the Dáil this afternoon, Deputy Adams said:

“Today, the 1st of December, marks the one year anniversary of the death of Jonathan Corrie, no more than 20 meters from the gates of Leinster House. Our thoughts are with Jonathan’s family and loved ones today.

“News of Jonathan’s death last year justifiably sparked outrage at the Government’s inaction in tacking the housing crisis. At the time, we heard plenty of assurances from the Taoiseach and his Ministers that matters would improve. Minister Alan Kelly said the Government would end homelessness by 2016.

“Since then, the crisis has spiralled out of control and homelessness has increased by 80 per cent across the State in the last 12 months. In Dublin alone, there are over 1,500 children in emergency accommodation - 1,500 children who won’t have somewhere to call home this Christmas.

“The Government promised to build at least 1,000 social housing units this year. In the first half they built a grand total of 20, and Minister Alan Kelly now says that there will actually be a mere 200 built. This is a disgrace.

“There is an urgent need for the Government to commit to liaising with the European Commission to have the housing crisis declared a ‘national emergency’ so that the Government may speed up the procurement process for the construction of social housing and fund the construction of social housing outside of existing EU fiscal constraints.” 


Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has welcomed the announcement that £154 million in CAP payments have already been issued to farmers. 

Mr McMullan said; 

"This is the start of the roll-out of this year's CAP payments and almost 18,000 payments totalling £154 million have been issued to local farmers. 

"These payments will be particularly welcomed by our local farmers coming at the end of a tough year for the industry. 

"I want to congratulate the minister for processing these payments so quickly, despite changes to the system with the introduction of a new set of schemes. 

"The speed of these payments also shows the benefits of farmers applying online and I would encourage all farmers who can apply online to do so. 

"This announcement by the minister today is part of Sinn Féin's commitment to supporting and encouraging our farmers and those involved in the agriculture industry."


The Sinn Féin spokesperson on the Environment, Brian Stanley TD has accused successive Irish governments of inaction on climate change. He was responding to the speech at the COP 21 conference in Paris by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Deputy Stanley said:

“Inaction by successive Irish governments means we have hit a carbon cliff and now have to play catch up. Unfortunately the government’s legislation does not include sectoral targets and I and others tried to correct that during its passage through the Dáil.

“The Taoiseach’s statement that we are “driving economic and environmental efficiencies in agriculture and achieving results” is open to question.

“The agriculture food sector is very important and we are producing food for many other countries. However, if we are to achieve the results the Taoiseach spoke about, then we need to develop other more sustainable farming areas such as sugar beet and re-start the sugar industry.

“The beef and dairy sectors are important and must be protected, but an over reliance on these leaves us vulnerable in terms of meeting our international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”


Sinn Féin MLA Bronwyn McGahan has said there is an urgent need for a new strategy to tackle domestic violence. 

Ms McGahan said; 

"I commissioned research into domestic violence in Fermanagh/South Tyrone, its impact and what can be done about it. 

"The research shows there were 28,287 domestic abuse incidents and 13,426 domestic abuse crimes recorded in the North in 2014/15. 

"In the Fermanagh/South Tyrone area there were 908 incidents of domestic abuse in Fermanagh and 658 incidents of domestic abuse in Dungannon and South Tyrone.

"In the same year, there were 409 domestic abuse crimes in Fermanagh and 331 domestic abuse crimes in Dungannon & South Tyrone.

"There is clearly a need for a new strategy to be put in place to combat domestic violence. The current action plan has been extended in the absence of a strategy and I would call on the health minister to bring forward a strategy as soon as possible. 

"This is a cross-cutting issue and the Department of Justice will also have to implement the justice elements of the strategy. 

"The research also shows that domestic violence costs the north £812 million with cases costing an average of £28,725. 

"While the human cost of domestic violence is much greater, all of this highlights the urgent need to combat domestic violence.” 


Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Justice and Equality, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD, has again called on the government to take the rights of disabled people more seriously.

Speaking in the Oireachtas today, Deputy Mac Lochlainn said:

“The UNCRPD elaborates in detail the rights of persons with disabilities and sets out a code of implementation.

“Most concerns raised by the persons with disabilities are addressed by the UNCRPD. Issues such as adequate health care, access to education, access to work and measures to improve public mobility are all specifically addressed by the convention.

“Its approach to disability is a social model of disability. Society plays a large role in disabling persons through environmental and psychological barriers.

“Political decision making and resource allocation can remove a lot of the barriers that disabled persons encounter enabling persons with disabilities to be as productive and involved in public life as the able-bodied.

“Countries that commit to ratification of the convention are required to abolish laws, regulations, customs and practices that constitute discrimination. A Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will examine reports from States in regard to progress made in implementing the convention.

“An optional protocol allows individuals and groups to petition the Committee once all national recourse procedures have been exhausted.

“The main responsibility of this government in relation to persons with disabilities was to ratify the UNCRPD. The state has signed the convention indicating that they agree with (most) articles, but it has failed to ratify it.

“It is, like delayed ratification of the Istanbul Convention and the UN anti-torture protocol, another embarrassing failure.”


Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has called on the government to urgently address the housing crisis.

Speaking ahead of a major housing demonstration today, organised by Right2Change, Ms Boylan said:

“A year after the tragic death of Jonathan Corrie, after countless publicity friendly emergency summits, nothing has changed, the housing situation is in fact worse.

“According to figures released today, more than 2,100 adults accessed emergency accommodation each night across the Dublin region between July and September this year, an increase of 233 adults compared to April to June 2015.

“Over 1,300 children were also placed into emergency accommodation in this period.

“Nearly half of those who contacted the Tenancy Protection Service were deemed to be at risk of homelessness.”

“This is not good enough.

 “Ireland is one of the most expensive places to rent in Europe and last year the average rent increase was 9.3% and in areas across Dublin this figure is even higher.

“This government claim it can’t interfere with the market and bring in rent control, however it has no problem giving tax breaks to developers.

“Minister for Announcements, but very little action, Alan Kelly, has boasted of a tenfold increase in the building of social housing.

“Let’s be clear, that’s a ten-fold increase from 20 houses and all the while he plans to sell off council housing at a discount, further depleting the housing stock.

“Fine Gael and Labour have failed ordinary families, families struggling to pay rent, families in mortgage distress and families languishing on waiting lists.

“Families are better off with Sinn Féin.

“We want to substantially increase the number of social houses being built.

“We want to see banks compelled into entering into genuine negotiations with struggling families.

“Sinn Féin believe that tenants must be given rent certainty.

“I urge all those who feel that there is a better way, a fairer way to deal with this crisis to join us on the march today.”

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