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A Fair Recovery for Mayo is possible under a Sinn Féin Government – Cllr Rose Conway Walsh

6 July, 2015 - by Rose Conway Walsh

Speaking after the launch of the party’s “A Fair Recovery is Possible” Launch in Dublin on Saturday, Sinn Féin General Election Candidate for Mayo Councillor Rose Conway Walsh has said that a Sinn Féin Government would ensure a fair recovery for the people of Mayo.

Cllr Conway Walsh said:

“The economic recovery proclaimed by this Government has not been felt by many families throughout this constituency.

“Despite the rhetoric by the Government, youth unemployment remains high, public services particularly in rural areas remain under threat, thousands of families urgently require social housing and thousands of people are on waiting lists for our local hospital.

“Inequality has now become entrenched under this Government’s watch as budget after budget has benefitted the most well off at the expense of the most disadvantaged.

“A recent report by Social Justice Ireland states that more than 750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland and CSO Data released last month shows that 135,000 children are experiencing deprivation.

“Despite this, Ireland’s richest 250 individuals saw a combined wealth increase by 16% to 75 billion last year alone.

“This Government has shown time and time again that a fair society is an irrelevant consideration as it continues, and will continue, to implement policies which protect the elite despite the social cost.

 “Now is the time for a debate about the type of society we want to create, live in and leave behind for the future generations of Irish children.

 “In our document, “A fair Recovery is Possible” Sinn Féin has outlined our priorities for Government.

“A Sinn Féin Government would prioritise decent work for decent pay, affordable childcare, social housing, first class public services, the promotion of an all-island economy and the abolition of water charges.

“Sinn Féin would deliver fair solutions which will make a real difference to the quality of life of citizens across this state – Sinn Féin would ensure a fair economic recovery for the people of Mayo.”

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