October 21, 2020

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael ‘wish lists not worth paper they are written on’ – Waterford TD

The joint framework paper published by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are merely a “wish list of vague promises”, according to Waterford TD David Cullinane.

The local Sinn Féin poll topper also claimed the aim of the big two parties it to “keep Sinn Féin out of government and hoodwink people into thinking they will deliver change”.

The Waterford TD said: “For some time now, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have been working to exclude Sinn Féin from government, and today’s paper is nothing more than a wish list of vague promises – the aim of which is to keep Sinn Féin out of government and hoodwink people into thinking they will deliver the type of change that people voted for in the general election.

“The reality is that most what is in this document will never see the light of day.  They have proved – during their previous carve-up of power – that they are not short of spin, but are light when it comes to delivery.

“Everyone knows they can’t be trusted, and that a government involving both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will not deliver for ordinary workers and families.

“Delivering the change that people voted for means delivering the biggest house building programme in the history of the State, it means being able to see a doctor when you are sick, it means delivering truly affordable childcare, it means setting out proper climate change targets and it means ensuring that workers can avail of a State pension at 65.

“None of this is laid out in Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael’s document.

“Real change requires a stable government that will lead – and deliver – and that is what Sinn Féin wants to see.”

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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