Cllr Seamus Browne to launch General Election bid in County Limerick
Sinn Féin Councillor Seamus Browne, who will officially launch his General Election campaign next week, has stated that the people of County Limerick are ready to bring about real change by electing a Sinn Féin TD.
The campaign launch will take place in the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick, on Friday, January 15th. The event will also be addressed by Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada.
Speaking ahead of the event, Cllr Seamus Browne said;
"The people of County Limerick feel badly let down by the Fine Gael and Labour Party government.They are genuinely fed-up with the type of politics offered by the establishment parties. I have been knocking on doors for a few months now, actively seeking support for my campaign. I know that there is now a strong appetite, throughout this constituency, to send a Sinn Féin voice to the Dáil.
"Those living in Limerick's towns and villages feel completely abandoned by the government and absolutely marginalised by their policies. We have been subjected to a raft of devastating cuts across our vital public services and ignored when it comes to economic development. The disparity in investment between rural and urban Ireland continues. County Limerick suffers because of that approach from government. Rural dwellers have been relegated to second class citizens by Fine Gael and the Labour Party.
"More and more people are turning to Sinn Féin for credible leadership and effective public representation. They see Sinn Féin stepping up and putting forward comprehensive policies to deliver universal health care and to bring the housing crisis to an end. They see us articulating proposals for delivering a fair recovery and a more equal society. After eight years of brutal austerity and hardship, people across Limerick appreciate what Sinn Féin is trying to do. Sinn Féin has committed to abolishing Water Charges and Irish Water. We will also scrap the Property Tax
"This campaign is going very well. There is a lot of positivity and a great deal of hard work being done. Sinn Féin is in a strong position because our people are active twelve months of the year, not just at election time. We genuinely care about our communities.
"I am seeking a mandate from the people of County Limerick to join Sinn Féin's team in the Oireachtas. Electing a Sinn Féin TD for this constituency will strengthen our chances of bringing about an alternative, progressive government. Sinn Féin has endorsed the Right2Change policy principles. This presents the best chance, in the history of the state, to elect a government that is not led by Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael. I think people recognise that there is real potential in such a proposition.
"In the coming weeks, voters in County Limerick face a clear choice. They can choose to continue the regressive agenda being implemented by Fine Gael and the Labour Party or they can opt for something different - an alternative, progressive government led by Sinn Féin."