Healy Not to Nominate or Support any Candidate

Despite election commitments, the current government is imposing huge austerity on middle and low income families and attacking public services.

Despite election commitments, the current government is imposing huge austerity on middle and low income families and attacking public services.

The super-rich are not paying their fair share of taxation and middle and low income tax payers are effectively subsidising them.

In these current circumstances, it is particularly inappropriate to fill a largely ceremonial and expensive office.

I had hoped to support a candidate who would espouse such a position. In addition, I had hoped that the presidential election could be treated as an opportunity to challenge austerity and the EU/IMF deal in an effective referendum.

As no such candidate is seeking election, I have decided that I will not nominate or support any candidate.