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Enda Kenny must support long term strategy to tackle big problems of North Inner City - Mary Lou McDonald

19 June, 2016 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Speaking ahead of a meeting with North Inner City public representatives and the Taoiseach tomorrow afternoon Sinn Féin Dublin Central TD Mary Lou McDonald has said Enda Kenny needs to support long term strategies and investment in the North Inner City.

Deputy McDonald said;

“The reality is that there is no short term solution to the problems faced by this community.  Decades of under-investment and neglect from successive governments have created the current situation.  That includes the previous government led by Enda Kenny and there must be a recognition of this from the Taoiseach.

“He must also back up his visits to the area with support for long term strategies and investment.  If not, all of this will be seen as simply a publicity stunt and the people of the North Inner City will see right through it.

“It is now more than six weeks since I first called for a task force for the North Inner City. I hope tomorrow’s meeting will make concrete progress to establishing that task force and long term government commitment to right the wrongs  of the past.”

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