Adams and McDonald on campaign trail in Dublin South West
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD and Vice President Mary Lou McDonald will be in Tallaght this afternoon with the party’s by-election candidate Councillor Cathal King. They will be meeting with groups in Dominic’s Community Centre and the Tallaght Rehabilitation Project and canvassing in Glenshane.
Speaking in advance of the visit Gerry Adams said:
“This election is a choice between the politics of the past – of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour - and the politics of the future - an alternative based on fairness, equality and Irish unity being put forward by Sinn Féin.
“In the recent local elections Sinn Féin became the biggest party in Dublin South West, returning six councillors. We were central to ensuring that a progressive political alliance was once again put in place on South Dublin County Council. We have shown by example that there is a real alternative which can deliver for the people of this community.
“As a Sinn Féin TD, Cathal will be part of a strong and growing party in the Dáil voting against austerity budgets, committed to the abolition of water charges and the property tax and to defending public services and the political and peace process in the North.
“The mood for change in Dublin is as prevalent now as it was in the local and European elections. I believe that the election of Cathal King in this by-election could be just as pivotal as the election of Pearse Doherty in Donegal South West in November 2010.
“Earlier this year the people of Dublin South West came out in their thousands and supported Sinn Féin’s agenda for change. Over the next three weeks we are asking the people to help us to continue to make the change by voting Sinn Féin and electing Cathal King as a TD for Dublin South West.”