Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan has issued a rallying call to party supporters, trade unionists and community activists to ensure “that 2024 is the year of momentous political change for our country.”
Addressing a crowd of 200 people at the annual Seán Sabhat Commemoration in Limerick Senator Gavan declared that a change of government cannot come soon enough for the people of Ireland.
“After 12 years of Fine Gael government, propped up by Fianna Fail for the last 8, it is abundantly clear that the parties that created the health and housing crises are totally incapable of solving them.
“The latest record homeless figures are further confirmation that neither party has the political will or capacity to deliver the changes we need to see.
“Only a Sinn Fein government will build affordable homes, tackle the high cost of living, build healthcare capacity and reduce health waiting lists, respond ambitiously and fairly to the climate crisis and begin planning for a United Ireland. Our country cannot afford another 5 years of FF/FG failure-our mission must be to lead the struggle for a New Ireland, and to work with progressive civil society, especially our trade unions, and community groups to deliver the greatest possible level of change.”
Senator Gavan sent a special message of solidarity to the people of Palestine demanding that the Irish Government take action in support of the Palestinian people, “We have seen 11,000 Palestinian children slaughtered by Israeli bombs in eleven weeks. What we are witnessing is Genocide. Our government must immediately support South Africa’s case at the International Court of Justice against Israel for the crime of Genocide against the Palestinian people.”
Senator Gavan also emphasised the importance of people coming out to vote in this year’s Local and European elections which are scheduled for June 7th.
“These elections are the first crucial step in delivering the change that people need.
“At EU level we need new representation to argue for a Social Europe and a much greater balance in favour of public investment, as opposed to the current trajectory of a militarised and privatised Europe.
“So, we must plan, engage and strive at every level of politics-Local, National and European to deliver the change that our country needs. With hard work, commitment and dedication we can move forward in this generation to deliver the Republic that so many in previous generations gave their lives for.”