Maurice Quinlivan selected as Sinn Féin General Election candidate for Limerick City
Sinn Féin Limerick City Councillor Maurice Quinlivan has been selected as the party’s candidate for the forthcoming general election.
Cllr Quinlivan was selected at an uncontested convention at the Absolute Hotel in the city tonight.
The convention was also attended by Sinn Féin TD and party spokesperson on agriculture Martin Ferris TD
Speaking following his selection, Cllr Quinlivan said;
“I am proud to be selected by my party colleagues to contest the general election on behalf of Sinn Féin.
“The people of Limerick City will have a clear choice between the failed politics of the establishment parties and the progressive alternative offered by Sinn Féin.
“There is an ever growing appetite in this city for a serious political change that will deliver for ordinary people.
“I want to go to the Dáil to fight for the fair recovery that Limerick deserves.
“We have too many people waiting on housing lists in this city. Too many of our young people are leaving for lack of a job. Too many families are being forced across the poverty line by the litany of unjust taxes and charges foisted upon them by the Fine Gael and Labour Party government.
“We have suffered enough under the austerity regime. Our public services have been absolutely decimated while the wealthy and privileged coast through the economic crisis relatively unscathed.
“It is time for a real shake up in the political system. It is time to improve the representation Limerick City receives at national level.
“If I am elected at the general election, I will to bring the tenacity and determination that I have demonstrated in my time as a Councillor to the Oireachtas.
“I will work day and night to ensure that the interests of ordinary families in Limerick are voiced in the Dáil in a meaningful way.
“Sinn Féin stands with the ordinary people of Limerick City and Sinn Féin will deliver for the ordinary people of Limerick City.”