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Commenting on the Taoiseach’s meeting this week with Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore, Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has said that her party would not be part of a consensus for cuts and was joining with trade unionists, community and voluntary organisations, and other progressive voices in calling for an alternative way forward.
Sinn Féin has responded critically to Minister John Gormley’s announcement of the introduction of water charges to households in the near future. Belmullet Councillor Rose Conway-Walsh stressed the urgent need for the Government to abandon its plans to impose water charges on ordinary households and in particular their intention, unveiled by the Minister this week, to base the rates on the German model which charges its citizens more for water than any other country in the world.
Kilkenny borough councillor Kathleen Funchion, was elected to the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle at the party’s Ard Fheis held in Dublin over the weekend.
Sinn Féin’s Lisbon Treaty campaign director Councillor Pádraig MacLochlainn has been selected as the party’s north west candidate for next year’s European elections.
The Sinn Féin Galway City East selection convention will take place on Sunday December 14 in the Victoria Hotel, Eyre Square, at 4pm.
The west of Ireland is still being neglected for major infrastructural development and the region’s MEPs are out of touch with the people on European issues, so new voices and new thinking is needed.
Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty has presented a major report on the redevelopment of the west of Ireland to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. The report, entitled “Awakening the West: Overcoming Social and Economic Inequality”, is the first report of its kind in decades and has been put together after a major consultation process involving dozens of groups along the western seaboard.
Sinn Féin candidate for the Thomastown Electoral Area, Jamie Roche has said the exchequer figures, which outline a €2.3 billion shortfall in comparison to the same period last year, is a public finance crisis that cannot continue to go unchallenged.
Having never met Gerry Adams before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.