Friday, 16 November 2012
A large crowd turned up to listen to Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou
McDonald speak at a public meeting which was held in the Esplanade
Hotel In Bray on Thursday evening last. The large audience was told
that politics is all about choices and unfortunately Fine Gael and
Labour are making the wrong choices and following the policies of
Speaking after the meeting Sinn Fein County Councillor John Brady said
"The meeting with Mary Lou McDonald was very positive and upbeat, Mary
Lou spoke at length about the wrong choices the current government are
making. The removal of €24 Billion from the economy over the last 5
budgets has had a destructive effect on communities, families and the
most vulnerable in society. She outlined clearly the alternative
choices the government could follow which would see those who could
pay a little more, pay a bit more"
Cllr Brady continued "She also outlined the need to stimulate the
economy and to get people back to work and gave details of Sinn Féin
Job creation plan which would see €13 Billion used to invest in jobs.
Mary Lou also stated that she would be launching Sinn Féin's
alternative budget proposals on Tuesday next and that there are clear
alternatives to the policies of slash and burn that are being followed
by Fine Gael and Labour"
Cllr Brady concluded "The meeting was then opened up to the floor and
there was excellent contributions and questions from the floor. Mary
Lou finished off the meeting by calling on people to take a stand and
to get involved in effecting change and to get involved in politics at
all levels. I think everyone present on the evening has taken
something positive from the meeting and it has also inspired people to
participate in the political process"