Cllr Paul Donnelly hosts public meeting on a Fair Recovery
Dublin west Sinn Fein election candidate Paul Donnelly has hosted a public meeting on how Sinn Féin plans to implement a Fair Recovery if in government after the next election.
The packed meeting, which was addressed by party Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD, tackled issues including investment in public services and the mortgage arears crisis.
Speaking tonight Cllr Donnelly said:
“Sinn Féin tonight hosted this meeting to show people that there is a way to ensure that ordinary, working people are not left behind by this government’s two tier recovery.
“At the next general election citizens will have to decide if they want to see a change in way government is ran this country.
“Quite simply do we want to continue the boom and bust cycle that has dominated politics in this country or do we now decide that enough is enough and it is time to make the change.
“Sinn Féin’s stance on an economic recovery is clear. It needs to be equal, fair and inclusive.
“We want to see much longed for investment in public services.
“Despite this government’s rhetoric public services are being squeezed.
“Hospital waiting lists have never been longer, wards are lying idle while trolleys are groaning under the weight of our elderly neighbours and friends.
“We need additional nurses, midwives and frontline staff and increased ambulance cover across the country.
“Garda resources have been also squeezed and despite the vital work the members of An Garda Siochana do Garda stations are closing and anti-social behaviour is growing.
“The government has shown itself reluctant to deal with the banks and their refusal to provide relief to the 300,000 families being ripped off on their Standard Variable Rate mortgages.
“For the 104,000 families in mortgage arrears, where is the relief?
“There is another way, a new way, a more transparent way to do politics on this Island and that way is to cast your vote for Sinn Féin in the next general election and help us build a fair recovery.”