“My Life and Yours will be Better with Sinn Féin” – Cllr Imelda Munster

IMG_6186_edited-1Speaking at the launch of the General Election Campaign for the Louth/ East Meath Constituency in the Westcourt Hotel in Drogheda on Monday Evening, Sinn Féin General Election candidate Councillor Imelda Munster said that Sinn Féin has solutions that will address the problems we have in this state today.

Cllr Munster said:

“Like all Republicans I have a vision for our country, a country that has freedom, equality and fairness for all its citizens enshrined in its constitution just like the 1916 Proclamation states.

“We need a government that leaves no stone unturned to ensure it delivers for all its citizens but unfortunately we have yet to see this happen.

“The parties who have run the state since partition have destroyed the economy, brought the state to its knees and gave away whatever sovereignty existed.

“They are trying to tell us there is a recovery but it’s not a recovery for all, it is not a fair recovery, it’s a recovery for a few.

“Sinn Féin is different. We put people first. We are now the biggest threat to the corrupt administration in the 26 counties and the elites are terrified of us.

“Sinn Féin has costed solutions that will address the problems we have in this state today.

“That’s why I am standing here today. I want to make a difference and my life and yours will be better with Sinn Féin.

“I want to get elected to strengthen the Sinn Féin team in Leinster House because by doing so, I will be strengthening the voice of the more vulnerable in our society.

“One hundred years ago this year, Irish men and Irish Women rose up against all the odds.

“They dared to dream of a better Ireland, they dared to dream of a new republic. So they shot and imprisoned them. Well guess what – They can kill the revolutionary but never the revolution.

“Look around you, is this the type of country you want your children and grandchildren to grow up in, and watch them emigrate from? We all need to stand up just as they did in 1916.

“Sinn Féin has a vision for a new and better Ireland. We need to stand up and elect a party that will dare to bring that 1916 dream to fruition.”

More Fine Gael-led chaos? No thanks! – Gerry Adams TD

IMG_6222_edited-1Speaking at the launch of Louth Sinn Féin’s general election campaign in Drogheda this evening, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said the upcoming election boils down to a straight choice between two very different visions for Irish society – “a choice between a Fine Gael-led government which will continue their policies of unfairness and inequality, or a Sinn Féin-led government that are committed to a recovery for all citizens”.

Teachta Adams said:

“The current Fine Gael-led government has presided over an unprecedented housing and homelessness crisis, chaos in our hospitals, increased taxes on struggling families and workers, regressive budgets, the dismantling of vital public services and the abandonment of rural communities.

“Going into the upcoming election, Fine Gael are advocating a return to the very same ‘boom and bust’ policies espoused by Fianna Fáil that caused the collapse of the economy in the first instance.

“The election will boil down to a choice between two very different visions for Irish society. It is a choice between a Fine Gael-led government which will continue their policies of unfairness and inequality, or a Sinn Féin-led government that are committed to a recovery for all citizens.

“A Sinn Féin-led government will end water charges and scrap the family home tax. We will ensure the economy serves society, not the other way around. We will prioritise investment in jobs and public services and build a fair tax system to sustain a more equal society.

“Unlike Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil or the Labour Party, Sinn Féin has a vision, grounded in Republican values. We are the only party that can lead a government to transform the political, social and economic life of citizens and build a better, fairer Ireland.”

Cllr. Imelda Munster, also standing for Sinn Féin in the Louth constituency, continued:

“Among Sinn Féin’s main priorities is the delivery of universal healthcare. This means free GP care, free prescriptions, ending two-tier access to hospitals and tacking the trolley crisis.

“We have committed to building 100,000 social and affordable homes and tackling the scandal of banks charging extortionate interest rates on variable mortgages.

“We will reduce and eventually abolish third-level student fees, invest in decent childcare, disability and mental health services.

“The upcoming election is a choice between the failed politics of conservative parties who have ruled the state since partition, or a genuine Republican alternative that offers the prospect of radical political change.”

Gerry Adams launches SF proposals for SME sector

SF SME Launch Gerry Pearse and JJLouth TD Gerry Adams, Councillor Pearse McGeough and local representative JJ Quigley launched the party’s proposals for Small and Medium Enterprises on Friday in Dundalk. The Sinn Féin leader outlined the party’s 10 proposals to boost the Small and Medium Enterprises sector.

Speaking after the launch of Sinn Féin’s policy document ‘Putting SME’s First’, Teachta Adams said: “Almost 70% of people in work are in the SME sector. This has greatest potential for jobs growth provided the government implements the right programme of policies.

“Under Fianna Fáil and this government some 128,000 jobs have been lost in the SME sector between 2008 and 2012.

“Sinn Féin believes that there are 10 steps that can be taken to effectively assist SMEs to develop and create jobs now.

“Our proposals, which we outline in detail, are to increase consumer demand; abolish upward only rents; tackle utility costs and rates; revive ‘Brand Ireland’; open up procurement; end unnecessary license delays; resolve SME distress and priorities access to credit; increase labour intensive infrastructure investment and to tackle the costs of doing business on the border.

“For Sinn Féin, SMEs are the priority when it comes to fostering indigenous industry and ensuring job creation. We strongly urge this government to consider our proposals as a matter of urgency for the SME sector.”

Louth Sinn Féin Launch Local Candidates

GroupLouth Sinn Féin are launching their 11 candidates for the Local Government Elections which will be held on May 23rd. The event will be held in the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk on Thursday 27th March and will be attended by Party President Gerry Adams who is the TD for Louth and Meath East.

Also in attendance will be Carrickmacross man, Matt Carthy, Sinn Fein’s European candidate for the newly created Midlands, North, West constituency.

Of the 11 candidates, there are new faces and old. There are 7 sitting councillors hoping to be returned, with one of them, Jennifer Green, running for the first time having been co-opted onto Dundalk Town Council. She will be running alongside Cllrs Tómas Sharkey and Kevin Meenan in Dundalk South.

There are also 4 new faces in Ardee, Dundalk and Drogheda. Tom Cunningham will be joining Pearse McGeough in Ardee.

Former Louth footballer JJ Quigley will be joining Cllrs Edel Corrigan and Jim Loughran in Dundalk/Carlingford.

Drogheda boasts two new faces in the form of Kenneth Flood and Alan Cassidy who are hoping to join Cllr Imelda Munster on the Louth team.

The official candidate launch will start at 7:30pm.

Gerry Adams & Matt Carthy

Gerry Adams & Matt Carthy

 

JJ Quigley for Dundalk Carlingford

JJ Quigley for Dundalk Carlingford

 

Pearse McGeough & Tom Cunningham for Ardee

Pearse McGeough & Tom Cunningham for Ardee