Sinn Féin Campaign ‘Most Cynical of all’

Sinn Féin Campaign ‘Most Cynical of all’ in Donegal South West – Ó Domhnaill

Fianna Fáil’s candidate in the Donegal South West Bye Election Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has today accused Sinn Féin’s Senator Pearse Doherty of running the most cynical campaign of all the candidates in the bye-election.

He commented, “At a time of unprecedented crisis Pearse Doherty is pushing economic policies which are completely divorced from reality. Sinn Féin is the only party which has rejected the plan to bring public finances under control and are actually demanding that there not be a single cut in a single state service.”

“Sinn Féin are saying ‘cut nothing and delay the pain longer’. At a time when we should be putting aside politics as usual this is a deeply cynical strategy by Sinn Féin.”

“The simple fact is Ireland will run out of money next July if we fail to pass a budget with a €6billion adjustment for next year. We urgently need to reduce the amount of money we are spending, we cannot go on spending €50bn a year when we are only taking in €31bn.

Despite these stark warnings, Sinn Féin is demanding that there be no service cuts at all and that we reduce our deficit to 3% over a 6 year period rather than 4 years. This would seriously put at risk our ability to borrow from the international markets and jeopardise economic growth. Sinn Féin is the only party that has refused to commit to the 4 year plan.

“By cynically choosing to exploit people’s justifiable anger about the economic crisis, Sinn Féin is talking down Ireland’s abilities and Donegal’s chances of recovery. My campaign on the other hand is about being honest with people, explaining to them why the difficult decisions are being made and about getting this county and country back on track.

“Sinn Féin’s policies would make the crisis much worse, mine would help return Ireland to the growth and job creation we so badly need.”

Posted: Nov 11, 2010     |     Categories: Donegal South West