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Ó Domhnaill cannot remove himself from government failures – Doherty

8 November, 2010 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Responding to news that Brian Ó Domhnaill has been selected as the Fianna Fáil candidate for the Donegal South West By-election Senator Pearse Doherty said:

“Brian Ó Domhnaill is a nice fella but he simply cannot remove himself from this government which did everything in its power to prevent this by-election from taking place. If Senator Ó Domhnaill was to be elected on November 25th the reality is that his first act as TD would be to vote in favour of the budget which is due to cause even further havoc to families, businesses and communities in Donegal.

“Donegal South West has been neglected by this government and by their predecessors. Even during the years of the Celtic Tiger we were ignored in terms of fair investment for infrastructure, education and health services.

“Today, as a result of Fianna Fáil mismanagement, this county has 21,333 people on the dole. Thousands of our young people have emigrated. Small businesses are struggling to survive and families are fearful for their futures. The government’s answer is to further cut funding for vital services. If elected Brian Ó Domhnaill will be supporting that agenda.

“This constituency deserves better than that. We need a TD with the policies, the energy and the vision to deliver for the people of Donegal and who will help create a better, fairer Ireland. I believe that I have a track record which proves that I can be that TD.” ENDS

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