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Government must listen to the people – McDonald

6 November, 2009


Sinn Féin Vice President Mary Lou McDonald has said the voice of the people must be heard by the Government after 60,000 people marched in support of a fairer way to deal with our economic problems today.

Speaking after attending the rally in Dublin Ms. McDonald said the Government must listen to the alternative proposals being put forward by Sinn Féin and the Unions to bring us to economic recovery without attacking the least well off in society and cutting public services.

Ms. McDonald said today:

“Today’s rallies were a massive show of protest against the Government and support for a better and fairer way. I want to congratulate the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the workers from both the public and private sectors and the members of the public who came out in their thousands today.

“The Government must listen to the voice of the people. More than 60,000 people came out today in support to say loud and clear that they will not accept Government attacks and a better and fairer way must be brought forward.

“And the fact is that there is a better and fairer way. Sinn Féin is finalising its pre-budget submission to Government in which we outline how the €4billion the government wants to close in the deficit can be met without attacking the least well off or cutting public services.

“The Government must start listening to the alternative proposals being put forward by both Sinn Féin and the Unions.” ENDS

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