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Taoiseach's legacy to the North-Inner city hasn't 'Created a brighter future' – Mary Lou McDonald TD

30 May, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Responding to the visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the North-Inner City, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD called for the full implementation of the recommendations of the “creating a brighter future” report.

Teachta McDonald said;

“The North-Inner City redevelopment plan has been in place now for over six months, with little to no sight of its recommendations being implemented. This will come as no surprise to those who live in the North-Inner City.

“We asked for change, we asked for a radical plan to redevelop in the North-Inner city. The Mulvey report provided some basis for that. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has visited the North-Inner city on a number of occasions and committed himself to delivering for the people.

“He has seen first hand the manufactured poverty that many families are living in today. It is intolerable that the people of the North-Inner city should continue to be regarded as second class citizens.

“He has no excuse for not immediately implementing the recommendations of the Mulvey report.

“The North-Inner city does not need soundbites or photo opportunities. It needs real long-term commitment. It needs a holistic strategy that is properly resourced and which makes a difference.

“Before finishing his time as Taoiseach, Enda Kenny has a real opportunity to shape his legacy within the North-Inner city but the clock is ticking. He needs to ensure that his successor will adopt this programme and work swiftly to make change happen.”

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