28 January 2016
By Elaine Murphy
Sinn Féin General Election Candidate Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has opened a Campaign office for the Cork South Central Constituency.
Cork County Cllr Donnchadh Ó’Laoghaire (SF )
The Office, at 135 Barrack St, was officially opened by Cork North Central TD Jonathan O’Brien.
Cllr Ó Laoghaire will hold clinics there at 9-10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment.
Speaking today, Cllr Ó Laoghaire said this was a statement of how seriously Sinn Féin was taking this campaign.
“We have been canvassing for some time now, and the response has been very positive, people are looking for an alternative which is focused on giving relief to low and middle income earners, and on serious investment in Public Services.”
“Opening this office is an indication of how seriously we are taking this campaign – we are very confident that we can make the breakthrough here in Cork South Central and to elect the first ever Sinn Féin TD in this constituency. This will be our headquarters for the campaign over the coming weeks.”
“It is also, intended to provide a service to the local community and to provide them with assistance and advice where we can offer it, and we welcome people to contact the office”
Speaking at the opening, Jonathan O’Brien TD said that Cork South Central desperately needed an alternative voice to the three traditional parties who have dominated the constituency.
Deputy O’Brien said;
“I am quite confident that Donnchadh will soon have a permanent office in the constituency as a TD. Having attended the launch and seen the ground that is being covered, I know Sinn Fein is running a very positive and energetic campaign in Cork South Central.
“This constituency has been dominated by the same old, tired politics of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for far too long. It is time for a real alternative, and if Cork South Central elects Donnchadh, I know they will have a TD who will stand up for middle and low income earners, who abolish Water Charges, and who will fight for investment in public services.”