31 May 2007 Edition

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Mála Poist

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The election

A chara,
We have heard of the “I Generation” and with election 2007 the “Me Generation” were born and they came out to vote in force on issues around their own personal economic welfare. We have to respect that vote and we have to accept that our (Sinn Féin) economic policy did not satisfy their wants or needs.
I believe that the results of the election will end up seeing more of the same and will see the continued downgrading of hospitals and the increase in inequality rate in the 26 counties for the next five years or possibly less, but I hope not.
I have seen some comrades with there heads down over the results and it is understandable. However I don’t think it was a terrible day for us, although it was a blow. We have increased our vote in nearly all the area we ran candidates in.
To Seán Crowe I would like to say well done on the work over the last five years and to send him my sympathies over the result on Friday. I am sure he won’t put the suits away quite yet as the local election is just around the corner and the next time out I am sure he will regain his Leinster House seat. To all the other candidates and election workers I think they did a great job.
Comrades we have seen a lot worse days than Friday and we have over come them, at lest we are all still standing and we did not have to hear the lament. My head is still stuck up high and proud as ever because I know our day is coming. Never surrender Never give up. Onwards To Victory.
Is mise,
Eugene Garvey,
Ógra Shinn Féin,
Contae Lú.

A chara,
What a surprise; revelations from the Mahon tribunal have shown that the statements Bertie gave were not as accurate as he led us to believe. His crocodile tears allowed him to slip out from under the watchful eyes of the media. The most devious of them all has once again hoodwinked the Irish people. We can now look forward to five more years of tax breaks for special interest groups, big business and party cronies. Oh if there had only been a way we could have prevented this corrupt government from returning to power. Roll on 2012.
 Is mise
Seán MacGabhann,
Contae Chill Dara.

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