Sinn Féin's Cllr.Cathal King welcomes start of by-election campaign in Dublin-South West
Cllr. Cathal King, Sinn Féin’s candidate for the Dublin South-West by-election, has welcomed the start of the campaign after the writ for the election was moved in the Dáil this evening.
Speaking from outside Leinster House, Cllr. King said:
“I welcome the start of the campaign and I fully believe that Sinn Féin can win the seat in Dublin South-West. This area is has been one of the hardest hit by the economic crisis and by the policies of the current government. These policies of Fine Gael and Labour, and indeed Fianna Fail before them, have decimated communities and left many families struggling to survive.
“I will be putting the social housing crisis at the centre of the debate over the next three weeks. Crucial to solving the problems in social housing is an increased role for local authorities in provision of publicly owned homes for those who need them.
“A vote for Sinn Féin in this By-Election is a vote against cuts. It is a vote against a government which has shifted the burden of the crisis off the shoulders of the golden circles and placed it firmly on the backs of ordinary families. Nowhere is that more evident than in the homes of Dublin-South West.
“I am standing in this election because I will to be a strong and determined voice for the people of the struggling communities throughout this constituency. Opposition to water charges, the property tax and the defence of our public services will be central to the Sinn Féin campaign.
“Sinn Féin has a vision for the future based on fair recovery in which our citizens have access to decent jobs with decent wages and a society in which the most vulnerable people are protected.
“That is the vision I will be bringing to the doorsteps of Dublin South-West over the coming weeks. Sinn Féin activists are eager to get out on the campaign trail and I am keen to deliver the Sinn Féin message to the voters.”