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Ógra SF use street theatre to highlight inequality in health

29 May, 2004

Ógra Shinn Féin were in Temple Bar today at 12 noon using political street theatre to highlight the massive inequalities in the Irish health service. One of the youngest candidates standing in the Dublin City Council area, Sinn Féin's Eoin Ó Sé (23) said that the theatre was a success with the public, who "know only too well how much of a state the health service is in"

Mr Ó Sé said: „The street theatre was something different, and went down well with the shoppers and workers in the vicinity. These people know only too well what state the health service is in.

"Ógra Shinn Féin is concerned, and rightly so, that the Government is avoiding the health issue in the run up to these elections. It has been all but forgotten by candidates who are more interested in electoral success, than what the voters actually want. The health issue is the biggest issue in the country at the moment. Everything else pales in comparison to not having a good health service and the public are screaming that at politicians. They might as well be talking to the wall.

"This Government has failed us. They haven‚t fulfilled the promises they made in 2002 and the Hanly Report only makes a bad situation worse.

"We, as young people, don‚t want to inherit this health mess, so we will keep raising the health issue, no matter how uncomfortable or inconvenient it is for Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats."ENDS

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