BY KIERAN O’MAHONY
SINN Féin is to roll out a major campaign in West Cork this week aimed at building wider public support for a fair recovery.
The theme of the campaign is ‘A fair recovery is possible’ and it will involve a series of public meetings and the distribution of 10,000 leaflets door to door. As part of a state-wide campaign, Sinn Féin is aiming to canvass every area in the constituency of Cork South West over the summer months.
‘The aim of the campaign is to build wider public support for a fair economic and social recovery. We are setting out a clear alternative to the two tier, unequal recovery envisaged by Fine Gael and the Labour Party. I believe and I want the people of Cork South West to be aware that there is a fairer way,’ said Cllr Rachel McCarthy, Sinn Féin candidate for Cork South West.
‘Over the coming weeks, Sinn Féin in West Cork will be seeking to meet as many people as possible to talk with them about our ideas for building a fair recovery. We are also hoping to hear their views and opinions on how we take this country forward in a progressive way.’
Cllr McCarthy said that Fine Gael, The Labour Party and Fianna Fáil are firmly wedded to the politics of austerity and the consensus for cuts.
‘Unfortunately we know where those policies have left us, mass unemployment and emigration, the decimation of our public service, cuts in vital supports for struggling families and people living with disabilities and the further marginalization of rural Ireland.’
‘For Sinn Féin, a fair recovery means equality, decent work for decent pay, delivering first class public services and a fair taxation system. Throughout the summer months, Sinn Féin activists will be out knocking on doors in our communities in order to have the necessary conversations about the future of our country. We will be looking to convince as many people as possible that a fair recovery is possible and that Sinn Féin is the party to deliver it.’