Sinn Fein Louth TD Gerry Adams has extended his best wishes to Imelda Munster TD and Cllr Ruairí Ó Murchú who were selected this week by Sinn Féin to contest the upcoming general election for Louth and East Meath.
Teachta Adams said:
“Imelda Munster TD and Cllr Ruairí Ó Murchú are two outstanding public representatives. Ruairí as Louth County Councillor and Imelda as a Councillor for many years, and latterly as a TD, have worked hard on behalf of all of the constituents of Louth and East Meath.
“Together and separately they have been to the fore in tackling all of the major issues impacting our constituency – homelessness; the provision of social housing; health; tackling crime and especially the scourge of the drug gangs; issues affecting the traveller community; promoting environmental and green issues; challenging the government on transport matters, including the roads network and most recently the N52 Ardee bypass; advocating on respite care for citizens; a primary care centre for Dundalk; mental health issues; and CAMHS. These are just some of the many issues of local concern that both of raised in the Council and the Dáil.
“The general election, when the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil leader agree to hold it, will present the people of this constituency with the opportunity to elect Sinn Féin TDs who will advocate for policies that will effectively tackle our housing and homelessness, and health crises, promote effective climate change proposals and will put workers and their families first.
“A new government with Sinn Fein will mean a new deal for families. Our priorities will be to ensure that work pays, housing is available and affordable, healthcare is a right and education is free.
“Sinn Féin is also proud Irish republican party. We go beyond the rhetorical do-nothing policies of the other parties. We played a central role in the creation of the peace process and in delivering peace. We have been front and centre in the growing debate on Irish unity and we believe that an end to partition and the unity of our island nation will unlock the economic, social and cultural potential of the Irish people as never before.
“So, if you are for a new and shared Ireland – a more prosperous, fairer and decent Ireland vote for Imelda Munster TD and Cllr Ruairí Ó Murchú when the election is called. If you want to be part of a political team that is making change and creating a new future join the Sinn Fein election teams in every part of Louth.”