9 April 2009 Edition
Wexford Sinn Féin looking to build on success
Joining the four sitting Sinn Féin councillors in Wexford – Noirín Sheridan, John Dwyer, Maurice Roche and Anthony Kelly – on the ticket will be John Mythen in Enniscorthy, Ann Hogan in Wexford Town, Michael Carty and Elizabeth Kenny in Gorey, and Mary Pyne in New Ross.
With unemployment in Wexford now over 15,000, nearly double what it was this time last year, the county is crying out for political leadership and solutions. Wexford Sinn Féin believes it can offer that leadership and those solutions.
Head of Wexford Sinn Féin Seamie Davitt said:
“These are important times for the country. Unemployment is rising rapidly, the public finances are in disarray and Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are completely out of their depth. They are offering no solutions, no way forward. And in truth there is little difference between the failed policies of Fianna Fáil and those of Fine Gael.
“With unemployment in Wexford now over 15,000, almost double what it was this time last year, the county is crying out for leadership and solutions. And that is what Sinn Féin is offering.”
Seamie said that Sinn Féin has a strong record in Wexford through the work of our council team of Noirín Sheridan, John Dwyer, Maurice Roche and Anthony Kelly.
“They have provided very effective local representation and strong local leadership to constituents.”
He outlined the Wexford Sinn Féin plan of action.
“Our message is simple: there is a way forward. Economic recovery is possible but it means change. The misuse of taxpayers’ money must stop. Public finance needs to be used for the public good and not to fund tax shelters. Those at the top must be made to pay their fair share. And, most importantly, we need to keep people in the workforce.
“Getting the right policies is crucial if we are to get the country back to work. However, we cannot identify the right policies if we do not have the right values. The values of greed, inefficiency, waste and corruption have been the hallmarks of governments in this country for too long.
“It is time for an alternative that seeks to combine economic success with social responsibility, that fosters prosperity and equality. Sinn Féin is ready to join with those political parties, trade unions and community and voluntary organisations who seek this real political alternative. It is time for a new alliance for change.”