Cllr Sorcha Nic Cormaic states “2016 election will be defining election”.
Cllr Nic Cormaic said:
“People have been devastated by austerity, there are thousands of families in mortgage distress, and homelessness figures have been rising steadily since this Government came to power five years ago.
“Gardaí numbers have been reduced, and we have had Garda stations closed. Do not let the Alan Shatters of this world tell you that there is no correlation between a decrease in Garda presence and an increase in crime.
As a working mother with two young daughters I am fully aware of the challenges faced by young working families. Sinn Féin’s Childcare Policy would lower child care costs while improving quality.
I support greater funding for local community and sporting facilities. I support a rights based approach to employment. All of Sinn Féin’s proposals have been fully costed.”
Nic Cormaic continued:
“Speaking before the last general election Enda Kenny promised that cuts would start of the top, Pat Rabitte, then said, ‘sure is that not what you say at elections?’ At their recent Ard Fheis, Joan Burton alluded to Labour being the party of Connolly. What would Connolly have made of a Labour Party that props up right wing parties and that champions austerity. Unlike Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour, we know our sums. We do not cook-up figures, we do not lie to the electorate.”
Cllr Nic Cormaic added:
“There is an alternative to the two-and-a-half party rule. We are living in a time of unprecedented opportunity. The protests against the water tax, and the family home tax before that, has awakened and mobilised people. The Right2Change initiative has brought progressive community, trade union and political forces together. There is another way. It’s time to make the change and elect a progressive and inclusive left alternative government.
We are ambitious, we are aiming to lead a left-wing government.”