Des O Grady selected to stand for Sinn Féin

At a well attended convention last Sunday in Millstreet, Ballincollig based Des O Grady was selected as the Sinn Féin candidate to contest the next general election in Cork NW.

Afterwards, he told the convention: “I am proud and honoured to be chosen to represent Sinn Féin in the next general election. The majority of this constituency was represented by Terence MacSwiney in the first Dáil established in 1918. I hope we can summon up some of the courage and principle that animated his generation as we struggle to overcome our difficulties today. The country faces a deep economic crisis, made worse by the corruption and mismanagement of the political elite. Before the last general election Sinn Féin was arguing for a package of measures to curb speculation and reduce the price of building land; for rebalancing the tax system towards taxes on incomes and on the wealthy; for proper regulation of the financial sector. If these policies had been implemented, the economic crisis would not now be as severe and the State would be in a stronger position to ride out the recession.”….. Read the full article on the Ballincollig Sinn Féin website

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