23 April 2009 Edition
Shaun Tracey to contest Dublin South by-election
Shaun Tracey said this is a reflection of the growth of the party in the constituency over the last number of years and that Sinn Féin is now poised to make a breakthrough in South Dublin:
“The growth of Sinn Féin in this constituency over the past couple of years is reflected in the fact that we are now in a position to contest all four local election wards in the constituency. This will give us a huge boost in both the European election and the South Dublin by-election and I believe that the party is poised to make a breakthrough at local Government level in this constituency”, Tracey said.
He added that Sinn Féin offers the people of Dublin South a real alternative to the conservative politics that have led the state into economic recession and an unemployment crisis of record levels.
“The economic crisis can be turned around but not without a radical change of politics in this state. The political approach that led us into recession will not lead us out of it again”, he said.