1 October 2010
Maurice Quinlivan to fight for Dáil seat in Limerick City
MAURICE QUINLIVAN has won the unanimous backing of a Sinn Féin general election convention to fight for a Dáil seat in the new constituency of Limerick City.
Maurice won a seat on Limerick City Council last year, the first Sinn Féin councillor elected in Limerick in more than 50 years.
Maurice was in the national headlines earlier this year when his libel action against then Defence Minister Willie O’Dea over false accusations forced the Fianna Fáil Limerick East TD to resign from the Cabinet last February.
In Maurice Quinlivan’s LinkedIn profile, it says:
“Maurice Quinlivan’s specialities: Annoying the Establishment!”
The Sinn Féin Limerick City general election convention was chaired by Martin Ferris TD (Kerry North/West Limerick).
Maurice Quinlivan said afterwards:
“The urgent priority now is to get our people back to work and Sinn Féin has put forward realistic and costed proposals for the creation and retention of jobs. In contrast, this government has no coherent jobs strategy. Their obsession with pleasing international bondholders and money markets means Fianna Fáil are quite prepared to see unemployment rise even further.
“We also need to urgently reverse the insane policies that are seriously threatening to wreck our health service to the extent that sick people are now being told to stay away from our public hospitals.
“People who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and are burdened with massive mortgage and other debts are surely as worthy of support from the state as the banks and developers.
“Sinn Féin is determined to fight to ensure that such support is forthcoming. People need hope and the belief that there is a better way out of the economic mess this government has landed us in.
“We intend to provide fresh ideas and leadership and build a better Ireland.”