Longstanding activist, Kenny Tynan, who has campaigned on a number of pertinent issues, namely, human rights, access to medicinal cannabis and the abolition of water charges, has declared his intention to contest a seat in the forthcoming General Election as a People Before Profit candidate in the Roscommon/Galway constituency.
Speaking following the formal announcement, the Athlone native stated that it was now time to end the current Government's reign.
"We have seen a cycle of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael running this country for nearly eighty years and it is now time to break that cycle and let someone with a fresh perspective into the Dáil.
"It's frightening to think that Ireland now has the longest waiting lists for access to hospitals services in Europe. We had more social housing in the 1970s than we do now and Governments led by these parties have run down the stock of council housing and will not do anything to cut rising rents," Kenny remarked.
As a People Before Profit candidate, Kenny has asserted his view that a vote for him will not return a Fianna Fail or Fine Gael leader to the role of An Taoiseach.
"As a candidate of People Before Profit, I make one pledge to the electorate, a vote for me will not be used to put a Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil Taoiseach into office. I want to break the cycle of right-wing domination.
"Public land should not be sold off to private developers but should be used for social and affordable housing. I want to restore the retirement age to 65 , while the two main conservative parties want to increase it to 68 and I firmly intend to stand up for working people and expose corporate greed. I am wholly committed to radical action on climate change and want to ensure proper grants and public enterprise top retrofit homes," Kenny concluded.