Cllr Seamus Browne will contest General Election for Sinn Féin in County Limerick
Councillor Seamus Browne will contest the forthcoming General Election for Sinn Féin in the constituency of County Limerick.
He was selected at a party convention held at the Desmond Complex in Newcastle West tonight.
Speaking after his selection, Cllr Browne said;
“A vote for Sinn Féin will be a vote for a more humane and civilized society – one that looks after the poorest and weakest while also sustaining economic and social progress. In other words, Sinn Féin wishes to create an Ireland that is free and prosperous, but also socially just and fair.
“The Government says that a recovery is underway. But it is not a fair recovery.
“It is a two-tier recovery that benefits the wealthy elite, not the majority of hard working families struggling to survive.
“I believe that a fair recovery is possible. I believe that an equal society is possible.
“I believe that cronyism and greed can be replaced with fairness and hope.
“The type of country I want to see is based on the right to decent work with decent pay, access to first class public services, affordable childcare, abolition of water charges, a fair tax system and advancing the all Ireland economy for all our benefit.
“Sinn Féin has a vision for rural Ireland.
“It is a vision to make it a sustainable place to live and work. A place where the quality of life is matched by the quality of public services, a place where young educated graduates have the opportunity to stay and build their future and a place that welcomes back emigrants forced to leave over recent years.
“People in rural Ireland are sick of being treated as second class citizens. They fed up with under-investment and they are angry at the lack of jobs and opportunity.
“I will stand up for rural Ireland.
“The shame of this government is not that it pursued the failed policy of austerity it is that it used austerity to enrich some at the expense of everyone else. Sinn Féin will bring this to an end. We will end austerity and create opportunity for everybody.
“Sinn Fein is seeking a new, agreed and united Ireland.
“We want to build a just, fair and equal society, an economically prosperous and socially inclusive Ireland.
“We want to protect our most vulnerable, the elderly, children, the ill, those with disabilities and ensure they benefit from any recovery.
“This is the type of society for which I will fight as a Sinn Féin TD for this constituency.”