This is our chance for change.See Eamon Gilmore's statement below on the General Election. Your support will make that change a reality.
STATEMENT BY EAMON GILMORE TD Leader of the Labour Party Thursday, 20 January 2011
50 DAYS TO CHANGE IRELAND: IT’S TIME TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK
At last we know. The Election will be held on Friday 11th March – 50 days from now.
Now its up to us. We have 50 days to bring real change to our country. To elect a Government that will go to work on behalf of the Irish people.
Ireland has many difficulties, but our capacities are far greater than our problems. This is a great country, and our people are more than equal to the task we face. Of building a better future for our children. Of ensuring that our best days are still to come.
From today, we have 50 days to make sure that the energy and commitment and patriotism and sheer gut decency of the Irish people, can be unleashed again.
We have 50 days to rid ourselves of cronyism and insider Government. We have 50 days to elect a Government that will go to work every day to create jobs and build a sustainable economic recovery.
We have 50 days to do what has never been done before – to elect a Labour-led Government. A Government that is driven by the concerns of the many, not the insider-few.
We have 50 days to bring about real change.
Its time to take our country back.
Today we begin to part with the past and to forge the future.
We urge the public to join with us in these efforts.
Politicised by his experiences as a teacher in Sheriff Street, Aodhán was first elected to Dublin City Council for the North Inner City Ward in'04. Re-elected with a huge vote in the Clontarf Ward in '09, Aodhán is a consistant advocate of the most vulnerable in society with a track record of strong representation and practical solution-driven politics. In the 2011 General Election, Aodhán was one of 17 new Labour TDs elected to serve in Dáil Éireann.