Noeleen Moran to contest General Election for Sinn Féin in Clare
Sinn Féin has selected Noeleen Moran to contest the next General Election in County Clare.
Moran, who stood for the party at the local elections in May, was selected at a party convention tonight in the West County Hotel.
Speaking after the convention, Ms Moran said;
“I am both proud and honoured to be selected to represent Sinn Féin in Clare. Locally, the party has been growing steadily and we are now in very good shape. We are in a very strong position to contest the General Election whenever it may come.
“The people of Clare have been subjected to years of austerity under the reign of government representatives. It is disgraceful what the ordinary people of this country have had to endure under the current government and the Fianna Fáil led administration that came before it. The savage cuts to our health system and other vital frontline services have been deplorable.
“It is time for change. There is a lot of work to be done to repair the damage that has already been inflicted on our local communities and services. Sinn Fein is up to the task of rebuilding and improving what the establishment parties have destroyed.
“I want to go to the Dáil to join a dynamic Sinn Féin team that has put the protection of vital public services at the centre of the national political debate.
“We provide the progressive alternatives to the austerity policies of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Labour Party. Sinn Féin will continue to fight for a fair recovery and a just society.
“I am confident that voters in Clare will support Sinn Féin’s positive message of fairness and equality.
“They will support us in our commitment to abolish unjust water and property charges. They will back us in our campaign to end the housing crisis. It is scandalous that thousands of people are languishing on waiting lists for the want of a home that they can afford.
“Rural towns are the heart of Ireland and Sinn Féin is a party that genuinely works to improve the lives of rural dwellers.
“The economic revitalisation of our towns and villages is an important part of any recovery.
“We need to provide the necessary supports to new start-up businesses and existing SMEs. This will help to create real jobs with decent pay and conditions so that we can end the scourge of emigration and encourage those who have left to come home again.
“These are the issues that I will place at the centre of my campaign to be elected as a Sinn Féin TD for Clare.”