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Sinn Féin has a vision for Offaly/ North Tipperary – Carol Nolan

3 February, 2016 - by Carol Nolan

Speaking at the launch of her General Election campaign in Tullamore on Monday Night, Sinn Féin Councillor and election candidate, Carol Nolan has said that 2016 marks a year of opportunity to build the republic set out in the Easter Proclamation.

 Cllr Nolan said:

 "Comrades, 2016 is a year of opportunity and the time for a new beginning in building a republic which cherishes all of the children of the nation equally.

 "In a few short weeks we will have the opportunity to elect a Sinn Féin government, a progressive government that will serve the ordinary citizens of this country and this constituency.

 "Like Tipperary,County Offaly has a very proud Republican tradition, it was in this county and in this very town that the first shots of the Easter Rising were fired, it was also in this county that many republican men and women actively participated in various phases of the republicn struggle from the time of the 1916 rising.

 "Sinn Féin has a clear and focused vision which has been moulded by the republican values of 1916.

 "We are committed to-

 "Supporting business to continue to create quality jobs that pay across Ireland

 "Helping low and Middle income families by increasing the minimum wage, abolishing the property tax and water charges and tackling extortionate mortgages

 "Ending the housing crisis by building 100,000 social and affordable homes, supporting the rights of tenants and helping those in mortgage distress

 "Ending the trolley and waiting list crisis by increasing spending on healthcare by €3.3 billion in order to move from a failing 2 tier health system to Universal Healthcare

 "Rebuilding rural Ireland by ensuring we have communities where the quality of life is matched by the quality of public services and which welcomes back those who were forced to emigrate over the past few years

 "Rooting out corruption in politics and cutting the salaries of politicians

 "Securing a referendum on Irish Unity and beginning the practical preparations for Irish Reunification.

 "A Sinn Féin led government will deliver for the people of Offaly and North Tipperary and indeed for communities right across this island.

 "We have a plan for a fair recovery that will benefit all of our people equally. We want to be given the opportunity to deliver equality, prosperity, unity and inclusion."

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