Fianna Fáil doesn’t represent Republican ideals – Cllr Chris Andrews
Responding this afternoon to remarks made by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin’s candidate for the Dublin Bay South constituency at the next general election, Cllr. Chris Andrews said:
“Micheál Martin’s desperate attempts to try and make Fianna Fáil relevant at a time when it is rudderless do not mask the reality that the party no longer represents the Republican ideals or values of its founders”.
“Fianna Fáil has long since abandoned the ordinary communities and working families it was founded to represent and whilst it pays lip service to its Republican roots by calling itself ‘the Republican party’, its attempt to somehow claim the mantel of the 1916 Rising does nothing to mask the fact it has all but given up on bringing the Republic proclaimed in 1916 to fruition”.
“Through its involvement in grassroots community politics, advancing the peace process, its progressive policy platform and working daily to deliver Irish Unity, Sinn Féin is the only party that represents the modern manifestation of Republican ideals and values”.